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Chhattisgarh govt moves SC challenging constitutional validity of NIA Act

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Chhattisgarh Government on Wednesday filed a plea in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Investigation Agency (NIA) Act, 2008.

Through the plea, it has sought a direction from the apex court to declare the Act as unconstitutional.

The state government plea states that the provisions of the NIA Act leave no room for coordination and pre-condition of consent, in any form whatsoever, by Central Government from the State Government, which clearly repudiates the idea of state sovereignty as envisaged under the Constitution of India.'

The Investigation Agency (NIA) Act-2008, was enacted with a view to constitute an investigation agency at the level to investigate and prosecute offences affecting the sovereignty, security and integrity of India, security of State, friendly relations with foreign States and offences under Acts enacted to implement international treaties, agreements, conventions and resolutions of the United Nations, its agencies and other international organisations.

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First Published: Wed, January 15 2020. 17:07 IST