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Outcome of probe by JIT on Pathankot



Outcome of probe by JIT on Pathankot
A Five member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan had visited India between 27th March, 2016 and 31st March, 2016 to collect, review and document physical evidences and to interview key witnesses and victims through the National Investigation Agency in connection with the Pathankot Airbase terror attack. The five-member JIT comprised of an Additional IGP, a DIG, two Lt. Colonels and one Inspector.

The NIA briefed the Pakistan JIT on investigations carried out in the Pathankot Airbase terror attack. The Pakistan JIT, in turn, shared with NIA the results of investigations carried out by them in Pakistan so far. The JIT also informed that they were collecting admissible evidence outside Pakistan under the provisions of the CrPC of Pakistan, that will legally enable them to use the evidence in prosecution. The interaction with JIT was held in accordance with Terms of Reference mutually agreed on the basis of reciprocity. The Pakistan JIT assured of their full cooperation and promised to execute the LR, which has been received by them. The case in under investigation in both the countries. The Government is in touch with the relevant Pakistani Authorities in the matter.

The Pakistan JIT was informed that a team of NIA officials would like to visit Pakistan to carry forward the investigation in the Pathankot Airbase terror attack. The details of the visit are yet to be finalized.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written replies to separate questions by Shri Neeraj Shekhar and Shri Rajkumar Dhoot in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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International organisations inducting Indian youth for terrorist activities
The Islamic State (IS)/ Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)/ Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) led by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, which split from Al-Qaida in February, 2014, is using both positive and negative imagery to attract the youth at a global level, including India. However, it has influenced/attracted very few youth from India.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the State Police in some States have registered cases and arrested some active cadres affiliated to ISIS in the recent past. So far, NIA has arrested-25, Maharashtra Police-04, Delhi Police-04, Karnataka Police-01, Madhya Pradesh Police-05,Tamil Nadu Police-03, Telangana Police-06 and Rajasthan Police-01 persons in the cases being investigated by these agencies.

The ISIS is using various internet based platforms for propaganda and to propagate its ideology. The Intelligence and Security agencies monitor the cyber space closely to identify potential recruits and keep them under surveillance and take further action, if necessary. In order to assess the threat posed by ISIS/ISIL and to devise a national strategy to deal with it, meetings have been held by the Ministry of Home Affairs with all the Central agencies concerned and the State Governments on 01.08.2015 and 16.01.2016 respectively. The Government has taken all necessary measures including sensitisation of the States to counter the incipient threat posed by the ISIS.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Dr. Sanjay Sinh in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh
Bastar region of Chhattisgarh continues to be the hotbed of Maoist activities. During 2015, 48 security force personnel and 45 civilians were killed in Bastar.

413 LWE cadres surrendered in 2014 as compared to 28 LWE cadres in 2013.

During 2015, 317 LWE cadres surrendered in Bastar region. In 2016 (upto April 15), 541 LWE cadres surrendered in Bastar region as compared to 65 surrenders in the corresponding period of 2015.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Dr. K.P. Ramalingam in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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CISF personnel deployed at Delhi Metro Stations
At present, 6242 CISF personnel are deployed for the security of Delhi Metro Stations, including 1436 personnel deployed on Internal Security duty pattern.

A Training Cell at CISF Unit DMRC Delhi provides training pertaining to searching and frisking of passengers in DMRC system on regular basis. CISF personnel are provided three days induction training before deployment at Delhi Metro Stations. In addition, a Computer BasedTraining (CBT) of 6 days and training related to X-Ray of baggage are also imparted.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Shri Anubhav Mohanty in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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Doing away with frisking at metro stations
The problem of increasing footfall in the Metro System and the consequent increase in length of passenger queues at Checking counters is being adequately addressed jointly by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) by deployment of more X-Ray Baggage Inspection System (X-BIS) machines and more Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMDs) at various checking counters. As a result, the average checking/frisking time is maintained at the required standards and checking/frisking does not get unduly delayed. The review process of this aspect is a continuous process wherein CISF and DMRC constantly review the passenger movement and additional resources are promptly deployed as and when required.

100% frisking and baggage screening is being ensured in the Delhi Metro System.

More than 6700 CCTV cameras have been installed in the entire Metro System to ensure proper monitoring and surveillance. Additional resources are deployed as and when required.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in written reply to a question by Shri Anubhav Mohanty in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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Changes in FCRA
As per Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2015 notified in Gazette of India on 14.12.2015, the Bank shall report to the Central Government within forty-eight hours any transaction in respect of receipt and utilization of any foreign contribution by any person whether or not such person is registered or granted prior permission under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. Consequently, it has been decided to bring all FCRA designated bank accounts and utilization accounts held by the associations granted registration or prior permission on the online platform of Public Finance Management Service for accessing these accounts for random scrutiny.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in written reply to a question by Dr. K. P. Ramalingam in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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Ceasefire with NSCN(R) extended for one year from tomorrow
A ceasefire is in operation between Government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation) (NSCN/R). The validity of ceasefire was further reviewed.
The Government of India decided to extend the ceasefire with NSCN/R for a further period of one year with effect from April 28, 2016. The agreement is signed by Shri Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs on behalf of Government of India and Shri Imlongnukshi Chang and Shri Kavishe Sumi on behalf of NSCN/R.

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