English_Master March 5, 2016 No Comments
NATIONAL COUNTER TERRORISM CENTRE (NCTC) National Counter-terrorism Centre is a powerful anti-terror agency that would integrate all intelligence related to terrorism, analyze the information and plan responses. It will have legal authority to make arrests and conduct search operations. When and How will it be Set up?  It will be set up by an executive order of the government. It was supposed to be set up on 1st March, 2012 as the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on January 11th, 2012 approved the creation of the NCTC. But, due to protest by some states, now the process of its creation has been put on hold. What are its Power and Functions? The NCTC will derive its powers from the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA), which allows Central Government agencies to make arrests or searches in terror-related cases while keeping state police concerned into the loop. The officers of the NCTC shall have the power to arrest and the power to search under the UAPA. It will also have the power to seek information, including documents, reports, transcripts, and cyber information from any agency, including from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Investigation Agency, NATGRID, National Technical Research Organization, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and all seven central armed...
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