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Colombo Security Conclave Training Programme on terrorism-related cases held

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New Delhi, June 29 (Ajit Weekly News) The Colombo Security Conclave Training Programme on Investigation of Terrorism-related cases was organised in New Delhi from June 20 to 28 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in collaboration with the National Security Council Secretariat.

India, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Seychelles participated in the training programme.

The training programme was one of the engagement activities identified in the Colombo Security Conclave’s Roadmap for Cooperation and Activities for 2022-23 agreed by member countries at the 5th NSA level meeting held in Maldives on March 9 and 10.

Participants discussed the various challenges related to investigating terrorism-related cases in their respective countries and shared experiences and best practices on prosecution of terrorism related cases, legal provisions in their respective countries, terror financing (including counterfeit currency), online radicalisation and social media footprints, organised crime, economic intelligence, cyber and mobile forensics, and role of Interpol.

Panellists emphasised on the need for experience sharing, closer cooperation and coordination among member and observer countries of the Colombo Security Conclave for effective investigation and prosecution of terrorism and radicalisation related cases.

Participants agreed to identify specific areas to take forward the cooperation on countering terrorism and radicalisation under the Colombo Security Conclave.

–Ajit Weekly News

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