NIA amendments to come under apex court scrutiny

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition challenging the 2019 amendments in the National Investigation Agency Act.
A bench, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, issued notice to Union of India on the plea that the Act infringes on the police power of States.
“We issue notice to the UOI. We also seek a detailed response from it,” ruled Apex Court.
Amendments enable NIA to also declare an individual suspected to have terror links as a terrorist, asserted the petitioner, Omar M.
Plaintiff contended that the NIA expanded list of offences by including human trafficking and counterfeiting of currency, taking the state’s power. He also sought a direction that the NIA amendment should be declared as unconstitutional.