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Union Home Minister inaugurates office and residential premises of NIA in Lucknow

Union Home Minister inaugurates office and residential premises of NIA in Lucknow

India Blooms News Service | | 20 Aug 2017, 07:01 pm
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IBNS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the office and residential premises of National Investigation Agency (NIA) at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP) on Sunday.

The Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said that NIA has been playing a vital role in curbing terrorism.

He asserted that incidents pertaining to terrorism and naxalism have come down in last three years.

He said that being an autonomous body, NIA performs its duties without any interference.

The NIA has played a crucial role in checking the funding to terrorism, said Rajnath Singh.

Addressing in the programme, Yogi Adityanath said that ATS of the State has been coordinating with NIA to curb terrorism related incidents.

He said that terrorism can be effectively countered with use of latest technology, coordination and exchange of information.