IB likely to lose control over NCTC

The Home Ministry has proposed to take out the NCTC from the ambit of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), a sticky point over which the anti-terror body has been stuck.

The proposal may come up at Thursday’s meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The proposal to take out the NCTC from IB was taken after the Centre faced strong opposition to NCTC from the chief ministers at a specially convened meeting on May 5. According to the earlier proposal, the Multi Agency Centre and the operations wing of the IB were earmarked for the NCTC.

The Home Ministry had passed an ordinance making the new anti-terror body as a nodal organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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