Terrorists in India funded by outfits in Pak: Antony
Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said terrorists in India are funded mostly by their outfits located in Pakistan.
"As per available information militants/terrorists active in India are also funded by their outfits based abroad, particularly in Pakistan, often routed through third countries. For the past several years Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) has been a well-known source for terror financing in India," Antony said in the Lok Sabha.
"The Government has taken various measures to check terrorist activities in the country such asaugmenting the strength of Central Armed Police Forces, establishment of National Security Guards hubs, strengthening of Multi Agency Centre to function on 24x7 basis for real-Čtime collation and sharing of intelligence with other intelligence and security agencies and effective border management.
"The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 has been amended to strengthen the punitive measures to combat terrorism."
Antony said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been constituted to investigate and prosecute offences under the NIA Act, 2008.
The Prevention of Money Laundering Act has been amended to inter-alia include certain offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, he said.
"The Government continues to raise the issues of cross border terrorism including its financing at various multi-level and bilateral fora and also at multi-level and bilateral interactions," said Antony.