Work­shop on freez­ing ter­ror funds


Awork­shop Ter­ror Fi­nanc­ing and Im­ple­men­ta­tion of Sec­tion 51A (con­cern­ing freez­ing of ter­ror funds) of Un­law­ful Ac­tiv­i­ties (Preven­tion) Act, 1967 was or­gan­ised by the Min­istry of Home Af­fairs in con­junc­tion with the National In­ves­ti­ga­tion Agency (NIA) in Delhi.

Inau­gu­rat­ing the work­shop, S. Jayaraman, Spe­cial Sec­re­tary (IS), Min­istry of Home Af­fairs, said that at­ten­tion on ter­ror fi­nance is ex­tremely sig­nif­i­cant, as fi­nance is the oxy­gen nec­es­sary for ter­ror­ism to thrive. He stated that th­ese in­ves­ti­ga­tions, though dif­fi­cult and painstak­ing have al­ways led to suc­cess­ful re­sults.

The work­shop dis­cussed the strate­gies for coun­ter­ing the fi­nanc­ing of ter­ror; and the re­cent amend­ments to the Un­law­ful Ac­tiv­i­ties Preven­tion (Act), 1967. The del­e­gates shared their ex­pe­ri­ences in fight­ing ter­ror fi­nanc­ing and coun­ter­feit cur­rency. Dis­cus­sions re­volved on the 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.

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