Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and application
1.     This Act may be called the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008.2.     It extends to the whole of India and it applies also-a.     to citizens of ...
2 Definitions
1.     In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-              i.        "Agency" means the National Investigation Agency constituted under secti...
Chapter II National Investigation Agency
3 Constitution of National Investigation Agency
3. Constitution of National Investigation Agency.1.     Notwithstanding anything in the Police Act, 1861, the Central Government may constitute a special ag...
4 Superintendence of National Investigation Agency
1.     The superintendence of the Agency shall vest in the Central Government.2.     The administration of the Agency shall vest in an officer designated as...
Chapter III Investigation by the National Investigation Agency
5 Manner of constitution of Agency and conditions of service of members
5. Manner of constitution of Agency and conditions of service of members.Investigation by the National Investigation Agency ...
6 Investigation of Scheduled Offences
1.     On receipt of information and recording thereof under section 154 of the Code relating to any Scheduled Offence the officer-in-charge of the police st...
7 Power to transfer investigation to State Government
While investigating any offence under this Act, the Agency, having regard to the gravity of the offence and other relevant factors, may-a.     if it is expe...
8 Power to investigate connected offences
While investigating any Scheduled Offence, the Agency may also investigate any other offence which the accused is alleged to have committed if the offence is ...
9 State Government to extend assistance to National Investigation Agency
The State Government shall extend all assistance and co-operation to the Agency for investigation of the Scheduled Offences....
10 Power of State Government to investigate Scheduled Offences
Save as otherwise provided in this Act, nothing contained in this Act shall affect the powers of the State Government to investigate and prosecute any Schedul...
Chapter IV Special Courts
11 Power of Central Government to constitute Special Courts
1.     The Central Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, for the trial of Scheduled Offences, constitute one or more Special Courts for ...
12 Place of sitting
A Special Court may, on its own motion, or on an application made by the Public Prosecutor and if it considers it expedient or desirable so to do, sit for any...
13 Jurisdiction of Special Courts
1.     Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code, every Scheduled Offence investigated by the Agency shall be tried only by the Special Court within who...
14 Powers of Special Courts with respect to other offences
1.     When trying any offence, a Special Court may also try any other offence with which the accused may, under the Code be charged, at the same trial if th...
15 Public Prosecutors
1.     The Central Government shall appoint a person to be the Public Prosecutor and may appoint one or more persons to be the Additional Public Prosecutor o...
16 Procedure and powers of Special Courts
1.     A Special Court may take cognizance of any offence, without the accused being committed to it for trial, upon receiving a complaint of facts that cons...
17 Protection of witnesses
1.     Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code, the proceedings under this Act may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, be held in camera if the Sp...
18 Sanction for prosecution
No prosecution, suit or other legal proceedings shall be instituted in any court of law, except with the previous sanction of the Central Government, against ...
19 Trial by Special Court to have precedence
The trial under this Act of any offence by a Special Court shall be held on day-to- day basis on all working days and have precedence over the trial of any ot...
20 Power to transfer cases to regular courts
Where, after taking cognizance of any offence, a Special Court is of the opinion that the offence is not triable by it, it shall, notwithstanding that it has ...
21 Appeals
1.     Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code, an appeal shall lie from any judgment, sentence or order, not being an interlocutory order, of a Speci...
22 Power of State Government to constitute Special Courts
1.     The State Government may constitute one or more Special Courts for the trial of offences under any or all the enactments specified in the Schedule.2. ...
Chapter V Miscellaneous
23 Power of High Courts to make rule
The High Court may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make such rules, as it may deem necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Act relating to...
24 Power of High Courts to make rules
1.     If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette make s...
25 Power to remove difficulties
1.     The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act.2.     In particular, an...
26 Laying of rules
Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in se...
Schdule The Schedule
1.     The Atomic Energy Act, 1962 (33 of 1962);2.     The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967);3.     The Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982 (65...
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