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NIA Officers Of & Above Inspector Rank Invested With Powers To Investigate NDPS Offences [Read Notification]

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22 Sep 2020 10:40 AM GMT
NIA Officers Of & Above Inspector Rank Invested With Powers To Investigate NDPS Offences [Read Notification]
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The officers of and above the rank of inspectors in the National Investigation Agency have been invested with the powers of an officer-in-charge of a police station for the investigation of the offences under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. 

A notification to this effect has been published in the Official Gazette on Tuesday.

This is in exercise of the Central Government's powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 53 of the NDPS Act and after consultation with the State Governments,

"In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 53 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (61 of 1985), the Central Government, after consultation with the State Governments, hereby invests the officers of and above the rank of inspectors in the National Investigation Agency constituted under the National Investigation Agency Act,2008 (34 of 2008) to exercise the powers and perform duties specified in sub-section (1) of that section, within the area of their jurisdiction.", the notification reads.

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