95 per cent cases cracked by NIA: Rajnath Singh

"Some people say that the National Investigation Agency has partially succeeded in stopping foreign terror funding".

Complimenting the NIAs role in curbing terror acts in the country, the home minister said gathering evidence in terror cases was a challenging job but in 95 per cent cases, probed by the NIA, the accused got convicted.

Speaking after inaugurating the headquarters of National Investigation Agency (NIA) at CGO Complex here, Singh said terrorism was a hurdle to development and a menace for every country. He commended the NIA, other Security Agencies, the Army, CAPFs and ATS of State Police Forces for coordinated efforts resulting in the elimination of a good number of terrorists.

Singh also said India has taken remarkable steps to highlight the menace of terrorism in the global forums and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in bringing worldwide community on board on the issue. The Home Minister said that the nation has always retaliated strongly through anti-terror operations and neutralising infiltrators whenever its troublemaking neighbour tried to weaken India. I'm confident that NIA will maintain its credibility & professionalism.

Mr Kumar claimed investigations by the NIA in the last few years revealed a diverse range of illegal activities like terror funding to specific cases of terror, including the killing of innocent persons.

On the Dokalam issue, the Home Minister said India was not a weak country anymore, but a strong one, which was in a position to resolve the contentious matter with its neighbour China.

Vanessa Coleman