Home Minister Amit Shah will soon work on setting up a permanent station house of the National Investigation Agency(NIA) in Bengaluru. The conclusion came after their meeting last week. Yesterday while briefing the press Tejasvi revealed the need for NIA in South India.
Bengaluru being the financial nerve center of South India, is the highly targeted spot for the terrorists. Surya said it’s vital to keep the city safe from the terrorists and anti-India organizations.
“It is a matter of grave concern that NIA investigations into the DJ Halli and KG Halli mob violence in August have indicated that many terrorist organisations are using Bengaluru as their incubation centre for carrying out anti-India activities,” Surya said in a statement.
An NIA investigation in March revealed that four terror accused in Bengaluru helped ISIS member Khaja Mohideen in establishing a terror base in the forests of South India. Recently, NIA arrested 9 terror accused from the parts of Kerala and West Bengal.
“That being the case, it’s also important to power the investigating agency, the NIA, with adequate infrastructure and personnel to conduct their probe into terror-related activities in Karnataka. There are reports that the NIA does not have sufficient infrastructure and human resources for conducting investigations. NIA is currently operating with skeletal staff and that too from Hyderabad with only a camp office in Bengaluru,” he added.
“Bengaluru being the financial nerve centre of south India, it is vital to keep the city safe from all terrorist and anti-India organisations and their activities. An NIA investigation in March 2020 revealed that four terror-accused in Bengaluru helped ISIS member Khaja Mohideen procure weapons and material for establishing a base in the forests of South India, for waging violent jihad in India. My request for a regional branch office of the NIA is made in this background,” Tejasvi said.
Tejasvi Surya is now also been appointed as the new national president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. Home Minister assured him that the process of setting up the NIA station house in Bengaluru will take place at the earliest.