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Efforts to check terror finance must be taken: MHA

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 22:46

New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said all efforts should be made to curb financing of terror activities as it provides "oxygen" to terrorism.

Addressing a workshop on terror financing, Special Secretary (Internal secretary) in the Home Ministry S Jayaraman said attention should be given to check terror finance as it was extremely significant.

"Finance is the oxygen necessary for terrorism to thrive," he said inaugurating the workshop.

Jayaraman said though difficult, painstaking investigations have always led to successful results.

He also emphasised the importance of the recent amendments in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and asked all police forces to counter terrorism by effectively using the legislation.

The workshop discussed the strategies for countering the financing of terror and the recent amendments to the UA(P)A.

The delegates shared their experiences in fighting terror financing and counterfeit currency. Discussions revolved on nascent and evolving regime in respect of terror financing in India and the steps to be taken by the Government and investigation agencies in this regard.

The participants also discussed the challenges they faced, particularly in the realm of international co-operation, and possible solutions.

The workshop, organised by the Home Ministry in conjunction with the National Investigation Agency, was attended by representatives of MHA, RBI, Ministry of Law, NIA, National Crime Records Bureau, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Financial Intelligence Unit, State agencies and other organisations involved in counter-terrorism.


First Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 22:46

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