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MHA engages GS Wasu as NIA's Special Public Prosecutor for Punjab, Haryana

By IndianMandarins- 22 Jul 2021
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New Delhi (22.07.2021): To handle all terrorism-related cases in Punjab and Haryana, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) appointed senior lawyer Gagandeep Singh Wasu as a special public prosecutor for conducting the case on behalf of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) before NIA special courts for Punjab and Haryana. Wasu will have a three-year-long tenure.

The Home Ministry took the decision exercising its power conferred by "sub-section (1) of section 15 of the NIA Act, 2008 (34 of 2008), read with sub-section (8) of section 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) and in the supersession of the notification dated September 9, 2020".

Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate, Wasu will represent the NIA as Special Public Prosecutor in addition to the NIA Special Court and High Court established by law in the territory of the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

A Gazette Notification in this regard was issued on July 20 mentioning his appointment "with effect from the date of publication of this notification". As per the order, Wasu will now handle all terrorism-related cases being investigated by the NIA in Punjab and Haryana.

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