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Parliament passes the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019

Rajya Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 on 02.08.2019.

Rajya Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 on 02.08.2019.

The Amendment gives powers to DG, NIA to attach properties acquired from proceeds of terrorism. When NIA takes up a case having international and inter-state ramifications, all the facts pertinent to the case are with the NIA, and not with the state police. Currently, the law requires that NIA take prior permission from the respective state DGP to attach the proceeds of terrorism. This delays the process as often such properties are in different states.

Earlier, officers of ranks DSP and above were empowered to investigate cases under UAPA as per Section 43. The Amendment seeks to empower officers with the rank of inspectors and above to do the same.

Source : PIB

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