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NIA Shares Expertise On Terror Investigation With Odisha Cops


03 October 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


Bhubaneswar: Around 100 mid-level officers of Odisha Police from all districts of the ranks of inspectors and deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) are attending a workshop on 'Investigation of Terror Cases' at the Conference Hall of the Police Bhawan here today.

The one-day workshop on capacity building for police officials is being organised by the State police in collaboration with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for the first time in the State.

"Around 100 officers from the ranks of inspectors and DSPs have arrived here. They will undergo training on different aspects of investigation of terror-related cases," informed Director General of Police (DGP), Odisha Bijay Kumar Sharma here today before the start of the workshop.

"In most of these cases, the accused is not caught, oral evidence is not available, documentary evidence is not available, these cases are more often investigated on the basis of forensic and technological evidence," he added highlighting the complexities of terror investigation.

Sharma said that participants at the workshop will get an idea on new tools of investigation, new software(s) available for investigation.

Since NIA is a premier organisation, we have organised this workshop to gather knowledge learn techniques from them, he added.

"It is a joint exercise by NIA and Odisha Police. I wish that the successes we have achieved are copied by the local police as well so that we can have very good results in the investigation of these cases," stated NIA Director General (DG) Yogesh Chander Modi.

Modi said that NIA would be sharing its experience of cases and techniques used; how evidence is collected so that the local police can work on similar lines.

DGP Odisha Bijay Kumar Sharma

NIA Director General (DG) Yogesh Chander Modi