National Investigation Agency of India is:

  1. a statutory body
  2. under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Second statement is wrong because the body functions under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The National Investigation Agency aims to match the best international standards in counter terrorism and other national security related investigations at the national level by developing into a highly trained, partnership oriented workforce. NIA aims at creating deterrence for existing and potential terrorist groups/individuals. It aims to develop as a storehouse of all terrorist related information.

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