NIA will choke foreign terror funding: Home Minister

SansadTV Bureau

Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday termed terrorism a curse for the civilised society, and said that no civilised country can accept the growth of terrorism on its soil.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh  inaugurates the new Headquarters building of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates the new Headquarters building of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi

While inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency in New Delhi, Rajnath said that NIA will soon choke the foreign fund trail to the terrorists operating in the country.

Singh said that terrorism acts as a hindrance to development and added that “Fake currency contributes to the rise of terrorism and high quality fake currency notes act as oxygen to terrorism.”

“Some people say that the National Investigation Agency has partially succeeded in stopping foreign terror funding. But I will say that the NIA will fully choke the foreign funding to terrorists in the country soon,” Singh said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh  inaugurates the new Headquarters building of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates the new Headquarters building of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi

Home Minister lauded the work of the probe agency for proving its credibility in the last eight-and-half years since its formation in 2008, Singh said the conviction rate of the agency was over 90 per cent.

Singh said investigating terror activities is a tough job and lauded the efforts of all officers of the agency.