Bhubaneswar: The Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Yogesh Chander Modi inaugurated Thursday a one-day workshop on investigations into terror related case at Police Bhawan here.
Officials of the NIA will impart training to almost 100 officers of Odisha Police in order to enhance their investigating skills into terror-related cases. The Director General of Odisha Police, BK Sharma was also present at the workshop which is being jointly organised by the state Crime Branch and the NIA.
Speaking on the occasion, Yogesh Chander Modi said, “NIA has succeeded in achieving around 90 per cent conviction rate in terror-related cases. It is one of the best success rates in the world since the inception of the NIA 10 years ago. There are other states who want their police personnel to be trained by the NIA so that they can also successfully solve crimes related to terror. We don’t have our own exclusive training academy but we can certainly share our experiences with the local police officers.”
The NIA DG informed that the agency has done 12 similar training programmes in the other parts of the country including, Srinagar, Kochi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Lucknow.
Yogesh Chander Modi said, “We would be sharing the techniques used by us and the type of evidences we collect. Odisha Police can implement the same measures to solve terror-related cases.” Modi, however, informed that he did not have any specific information regarding terror financing in Odisha.
Speaking to mediapersons, DGP BK Sharma said that the workshop will certainly help the state police. “Terror- related cases are highly technical and professional in nature so the procedure of probe is also different. So, we requested NIA to organise a training programme here instead of New Delhi so that the maximum number of officers can attend it. It is indeed great that DG NIA himself along with his faculty has come here to impart training,” said Sharma.
Sharma informed that around 100 officers of Odisha Police in the rank of DSPs and inspectors are participating in the workshop.