The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Tuesday said 23 individuals have been designated as terrorists under the UAPA in the last one year.
“23 individuals have been designated as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act; 1967 during 2022 and 2023 till date,” Rai told Lok Sabha in reply to a question by BJP Lok Sabha MP Bhagirath Choudhary. Rai further said their names have been added to the Fourth Schedule of the Act.
He further revealed that the names of these people have been added to the Fourth Schedule of the Act. Members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front, Khalistan Tiger Force, and Babbar Khalsa International are among those named.
He further added that “These wanted terrorits include Hafiz Talha Saeed of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Mohiuddin Alamgir alias Maktab of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Ali Kashif Jan alias Jan Ali Kashif of JeM, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar alias Latram.Al-Umar-Mujahideen / Jammu- Liberation Front Kashmir(JKLF), Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo alias Nengro and Ashaq of Jaish-e-Mohammad.”
While conversing about cyber-crimes, Rai said, “Police’ and public order are state subjects as per the seventh schedule of the Constitution of India and states and union territories are primarily responsible for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of cases related to various crimes including cyber-crimes.”