New Delhi, July 29
As many as 44 senior officers of the central, state and Union Territory governments, in addition to entities just like the RBI and SEBI, have been designated as nodal authority for seizure of funds and different monetary belongings held by these supporting or engaged in terrorism, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
According to an official memorandum, the nodal officers had been designated for the implementation of Section 51A of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
Section 51A of the UAPA says that for the prevention of, and for dealing with terrorist actions, the Central authorities shall have energy to: (a) freeze, seize or connect funds and different monetary belongings or financial sources held by, on behalf of or on the path of the people or entities listed within the Schedule to the Order, or some other particular person engaged in or suspected to be engaged in terrorism.
(b) Prohibit any particular person or entity from making any funds, monetary belongings or financial sources or associated companies obtainable for the advantage of the people or entities listed within the Schedule to the Order or some other particular person engaged in or suspected to be engaged in terrorism.
(c) Prevent the entry into or the transit by India of people listed within the Schedule to the Order or some other particular person engaged in or suspected to be engaged in terrorism.
The 44 nodal officers had been designated to assist regulation enforcement businesses to grab funds and different monetary belongings held by anybody engaged in terrorism or supporting such violent acts, a Home Ministry official instructed PTI.
The designated nodal officers belong to the ministries of Home and External Affairs, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), all state and union territory governments.
Anti-terror probe company NIA has seized plenty of properties belonging to Kashmiri separatist leaders in recent times and people who had been discovered to have supported insurgency with illicit cash within the Northeast, together with an MLA.
Similarly, completely different state police forces have additionally connected funds and properties of individuals supporting terrorism previously. PTI