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NSA norm effected in routine exercise

Last Updated: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 19:20

Patna: The Bihar government has affected
the Section 3 of The National Security Act, 1980 (NSA) in the
state between January 1, 2012 and March 31, 2012.

In a notification dated January 3, the state
government directed that all district magistrates shall
exercise the powers conferred by Subsection 2 of the Section 3
of the Act within their jurisdiction for a further period of
three months from January 1 to March 31 this year.

This is, however, a routine exercise.
The provisions of the Act give authority to the state
government to exercise its power for three months to detain a
person and delegate the powers to district magistrates and
this system has been continuing for a long time, Home
Secretary Aamir Subhani clarified in a release.

"This section of the NSA continues to be effective in
the state in an interval of every three months.... There is
nothing new and uncommon in it," Subhani said.


First Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 19:20

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