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Invoke NSA in abduction, murder case, says Yogi

30th July, 2020 Security


  • The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has asked officials to consider evoking the National Security Act against a person involved in murder and making a ransom call for ₹20 lakh to his family.

About National Security Act:

  • It is a law of preventive detention enacted in 1980.
  • The national security act (NSA) is an act that empowers the government to detain a person if the authorities are satisfied that he/she is a threat to national security or to prevent him/her from disrupting public order.
  • The law empowers the centre and state government to detain a person to bar him from acting in any matter prejudicial to national security.
  • Under the law, the maximum span for which a person can be detained is 12 months. However, the government can extend it, if it feels so.
  • The law does not apply to J & K.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/invoke-nsa-in-abduction-murder-case-says-yogi/article32216326.ece