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Fake currency notes act as oxygen for terrorism: Rajnath

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

High quality act as "oxygen for terrorism" which is a curse to the society, Home Minister said today.

Inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here, he said no civilised country can accept the rise of on its soil.

He also termed as a "curse" that no civilised country can accept.

"currency contributes to the rise of and high quality act as oxygen for terrorism," he said.

Singh said was a hurdle to development and the has been taking strong action against the menace.

The home minister said has taken remarkable steps to highlight the menace of in the international forums and Prime Minister Modi has succeeded in bringing international community on board on the issue.

Referring to the ongoing probe by the NIA on funding to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said the action has put hurdle in the flow of funds to the militants and their morale was hit badly.

Complimenting the NIA's role in curbing terror acts in the country, the home minister said that gathering evidence in terror cases was a challenging job and that in 95 per cent of such cases, the accused get convicted.

He said the NIA has been getting full cooperation from central and state agencies in its task.

"The NIA has established its credibility and impartiality in last eight years through professional and scientific investigation," he said.

Singh said the home ministry has allowed the NIA to take decisions in administrative matter on its own as it is an autonomous body.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 16:02 IST