New Delhi, Mar 3:
No major militant attack took place in the hinterland of the country during the
last three years, except a grenade attack in Amritsar in November 2018, the
Home Ministry informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Jammu and Kashmir
reported over 1,500 militant incidents during the period, it said.
attack in Amritsar took place at a prayer hall in Adliwal village on November
18, 2018, wherein three persons were killed, Union Minister of State for Home
Affairs G Kishan Reddy said.
available information, the involvement of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF)
and International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) has come to notice in this
incident. The Punjab Police has arrested three persons involved in this attack,”
presented by the minister in response to a question also showed that 1,550
militant incidents were reported in Jammu and Kashmir between 2017 and 2019 and
251 security personnel, 118 civilians and 627 militants were killed during the
On a question
about undertrial militants, the minister said the data is maintained by the
state governments since ‘Public Order’, ‘Police’ and ‘Prison’ are State
subjects as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.
At the central government
level, he said, the cases relating to terrorist acts are investigated by the
National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Investigation Agency Act, 2008, provides for the constitution of special
courts, registered by the NIA, where such cases are heard on a day-to-day basis
and get precedence over other cases.
49 courts all over India have been designated as Special NIA Courts for speedy
disposal of cases relating to all accused arrested by NIA in terror
cases,” Reddy said.