NSA norm effected in routine exercise
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Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 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 06, 2012, 19:20

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