NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the government has approved a proposal of the National Investigation Agency to open a research cell on terror-group Islamic State (ISIS).

The Minister said that 100 new posts have been created in the NIA for effective investigation and supervision. “Terror funding is a big factor in promoting terrorism. The way NIA performed its role, the result is that there has been a decline in terror funding compared to earlier,” Singh said.

Appreciating NIA for its effective functioning, the Union Minister said the conviction rate of NIA is 92 per cent. “It means, the conviction rate (of NIA) is 92 per cent. It’s a matter of pride for all us,” he said. He also said that the circulation of fake Indian currency notes has also declined due to the combined efforts of the NIA and other Central and State agencies. NIA, he said, has achieved good success in establishing coordination with other agencies like State police and anti-terror squads of different states.

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