Moily-led commission recommends federal agency to counter terrorism

September 16th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): The second Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) on Tuesday recommended the establishment of a federal agency to investigate acts of terror in the country and comprehensive anti-terror legislations.

The ARC in its eight report also said that no person accused of an offence punishable under the National Security Act (NSA) should be released on bail.

ARC chairman M Veerappa Moily, while releasing the report, told reporters on Tuesday that the commission was of the view that a federal agency was necessary to investigate terrorist offences.

“The Administrative Reforms Commission recommends comprehensive anti-terror legislations,” said Moily.

Special fast track courts should be set up for trial of terrorism-related cases and measures should be taken to block flow of funds for financing terrorist activities, the ARC recommended.

The ARCs recommendation comes after two days of the serial blasts in the national capital.

On Saturday, five bombs went off in less than half an hour. Two of them in the heart of Delhi in Connaught Place, two at the upscale Greater Kailash M-Block market in South Delhi, and one, the most damaging one, in the crowded Ghaffar Market in Karol Bagh.

Indian Mujahideen, the group responsible for the serial blasts in Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, claimed responsibility for the blasts through an email sent to news organisations around the same time when the explosions occurred. (ANI)

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