National Investigation Agency (NIA) is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. It acts as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency. The agency is empowered to deal with terror related crimes across states without special permission from the states. The Agency came into existence with the enactment of the National Investigation Agency Act 2008 by the Parliament of India on 31 December 2008.
Upset over the frequent absence of the accused during the trial, NIA court judge Vinod Padalkar gave this direction.He also directed that exemption sought without cogent reasons will be rejected. DNA - Published