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Operation Dhvast

Operation Dhvast:

NIA’s Operation Dhvast was a nationwide operation targeting terrorists, gangsters, and drug smugglers. It involved raids at 129 locations across multiple states, resulting in three arrests.

  • The operation aimed to dismantle the terror nexus involved in targeted killings, terror funding, extortion, and smuggling of drugs and weapons.
  • NIA(National Investigation Agency)
  • It was founded in 31st Dec 2008; HQ: New Delhi; Under Home Ministry
  • It is the primary anti-terror investigation task force of India.
  • The agency is empowered to deal with the investigation of terror-related crimes across states without special permission from the states under a written proclamation from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • It has the authority to take over cases from state police forces and other agencies.
  • It seeks the sanction of the Central government for prosecuting accused individuals under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and other scheduled offences.