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NIA unlikely to take up Mumbai cases

The newly-constituted National Investigation Agency, which was created in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks, is unlikely to probe any of the cases related to the country's most audacious terror strike.

delhi Updated: Jan 02, 2009 20:14 IST

The newly-constituted National Investigation Agency (NIA), which was created in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks, is unlikely to probe any of the cases related to the country's most audacious terror strike.

"The investigations into the Mumbai terror attack are being conducted by Mumbai Crime Branch and they have unearthed almost everything. There is nothing much left to probe by the NIA," a top Home Ministry official said.

The Mumbai Crime Branch, which is probing the terror attacks by examining and verifying different angles of the cases, including intercept of conversation between the militants and their handlers across the borders, may file the chargesheet by January end.

"Like CBI, NIA will have no problem in taking over even the old cases for investigation if probe into that particular case has not made much progress," the official said.