statesman news service
NEW DELHI, 9 JUNE: The much talked-about NCTC seems to have got a quiet burial with the government making it clear that there were no plans to bring any law to set up the anti-terror body in the wake of strong opposition from non-Congress chief ministers during the recent CMs’ meet.
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said his ministry was not exploring the option of bringing a Bill in Parliament for a wider debate on the feasibility of the anti-terror body as suggested by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
“No, we have no such proposal,” Mr Shinde told PTI when asked about the possibility of bringing a law for setting up the National Counter Terrorism Centre.
Asked whether the government was planning to issue an executive order for the NCTC, the home minister said, “We are not doing anything now. We brought a proposal before the chief ministers. But some of them opposed it. So, there is no further movement now”.