Q. Can a State Government request the NIA to take over the investigation of a case?
A. A State Government may request the Central Government to hand over the investigation of a case to the NIA, provided there is reasonable ground to suggest the commission of a scheduled offence under the NIA Act in the said crime.
Q. Can the Central Government issue directions to Suo-Moto take over the investigation of a case?
A.Yes, it has been provided under section 6(5) of the NIA Act, 2008.
Q. Can the State Government investigate cases under the scheduled offences?
A. Yes, it has been provided under section 10 of the NIA Act, 2008.
Q. What is the role of the State Government during investigation of a case by the NIA?
A. The State government shall extend all assistance and co-operation to the Agency for investigation of the scheduled offences under section 9 of the NIA Act.