The Congress-led Chhattisgarh government has moved the Supreme Court demanding that the NIA Act of 2008 be declared unconstitutional. The government has argued in the apex court that NIA law takes away the right of investigation from the state and provides arbitrary powers to the Center. It has also been said by the government that this law is against the sovereignty idea of the NIA Act 2008 state, as described in the constitution.
The Government of Chhattisgarh has said in the court that with this Act NIA Act 2008, the constitutional right of the state police to investigate is affected. However, it is necessary to state here that when the NIA was enacted in 2008, there was a Congress-led government at the Center. At the time the 26/11 attack was made the basis for making laws. Now today the Congress also has a government in Chhattisgarh, the state which has challenged this law.
A news agency report states that the Chhattisgarh government is the first state government to challenge the NIA Act. It is also worth noting that the government of Chhattisgarh filed this petition a day after the Kerala government challenged the revised citizenship law CAA. The Kessel government has challenged the CAA in the Supreme Court citing Article 131 of the Constitution.
The government of Chhattisgarh has also filed this case citing Article 131. Explain that under Article 131, the state can directly file a petition in the Supreme Court in case of dispute with the Center. The Government of Chhattisgarh has stated in its petition that the NIA Act is outside the legislative jurisdiction of the Parliament. The law empowers the Center to investigate with the NIA for investigations conducted by the state police. The government says that this issue falls under the state under the 7th schedule of the constitution.
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