NIA registers conviction rate of 94.70 percent and attached assets worth around Rs. 56 Cr during 2023
In its fight against terrorism, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered stupendous conviction rate of 94.70 percent and attached assets worth around 56 crore rupees during 2023. As compared with 490 accused arrested in 2022, the total number of arrests made by the NIA this year stood at 625 – a nearly 28 percent increase over the previous year.
These include 65 accused arrested in ISIS cases, 114 arrested for jihadi terror cases, 45 accused of human trafficking cases, 28 accused of terrorist and organized criminal activity and 76 accused of Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) cases. The anti-terror agency registered a total of 68 cases in 2023, covering a wide spectrum of terror related incidents.
The crackdowns on violent Jihad across India proved to be a huge accomplishment for NIA during 2023, which saw several modules of the banned global ISIS being busted through nationwide raids and searches. Dismantling of the terrorist-gangster nexus has been another priority of the NIA investigations.
As part of its crackdown on this network, NIA registered two cases, charge-sheeted 55 persons, conducted 253 raids, arrested 27 persons and attached 18 properties in 2023. The year 2023 also witnessed a sharp focus by the NIA on human trafficking involving Bangladesh and Myanmar nationals at the Indo-Bangladesh border. Overall, the year witnessed the NIA scale up its operations manifold across India as against the previous year.