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NIA seeks public help to track down 'India's most wanted': Here's what you can do

Sharing a list of suspected terrorist, wanted for serious crimes in India, the agency has requested people to be their eyes and ears on the ground. 

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New Delhi Published on: October 21, 2018 19:35 IST
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NIA seeks public help to track down 'India's most wanted': Here's what you can do

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has sought public help to track down most wanted people in the cases being handled by the agency. NIA, established in 2009 after 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, mostly handled cases related to extremism and terrorism in India. 

Sharing a list of suspected terrorist, wanted for serious crimes in India, the agency has requested people to be their eyes and ears on the ground. 

"NIA need your help in locating fugitives. If you have any information, please call at 011-24368800 or mail at assistance.nia@gov.in," the NIA said in a tweet. 

The agency promises to keep your identity secret. "Help us in making India safer," the tweet said. 

The list shared by the NIA includes some high profile names like Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, and 26/11 attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. While these Pakistan-based terrorists don’t carry a bounty on their head, the NIA has put the maximum reward on a Maoist leader from Telangana.

The list includes a total of 258 fugitives. Most of them have an Interpol notice issued against them and are wanted for carrying out 'terror activities', 'training militants' or 'planting explosive devices' in the country. 

Some of them named in the list are Maoists who are wanted for 'conspiring to wage war against the government of India,' and 'carrying arms and ammunition and a huge cache of money.' At least 15 named in the list are women. 

A total of 98 absconders have an RCN issued against them and a red dot beside their picture denotes the same.

India first released a list of the 50 most wanted fugitives allegedly hiding in Pakistan in 2011, following the killing of Osama Bin Laden. The list was prepared in consultation with the CBI, the NIA, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and various law enforcement agencies.

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