At MAC’s high-level meeting, it was discussed that disrupting organized crime’s supply chain is a serious problem. On this point, the leaders of all the agencies concurred. Union Home Minister Shah has stated that the first step in combating terrorism is to eradicate its enablers. On the one hand, their supply line will be disrupted, while on the other, security forces will assault them, and they will be utterly wiped…
A decisive war against ‘terrorist and drug mafia’ has begun in the country. A special plan is being developed to attack this on multiple fronts at the same time. The intelligence wing of the Centre’s 26 security and investigation agencies is included in the strategy. ‘White collar’ criminals who incite terrorist activities and other crimes in various ways will be apprehended behind the scenes with the assistance of these agencies. A precise approach has been created to fully eradicate militant groups operating in Kashmir, the Maoist region, and the North East states. The Union Home Ministry’s Multi Agency Center (MAC) would carry out the specific strategy of 26 central agencies, including the Army, Navy, NIA, CBI, IB, RAW, CAPF, DRI, and ED.
Improved cooperation among ‘anti-terrorist units’
On Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah convened a meeting of the chiefs of all of these agencies. The meeting was also attended by the DGPs of all states thru video conferencing. According to insiders, the summit agreed to create a coordinated platform for the center’s and states’ ‘Anti-Terrorist Squads.’ Artificial intelligence will be given more weight in this. Terrorism, the drug mafia, and naxals must be combated until they are eradicated. This is a decisive struggle, according to Shah. To promote border crime and terrorism, ‘white collar criminals’ operate behind the scenes to assist them financially. They will be thrown out using weapons and other means. Breaking the nexus of such people would be given special attention.
It is a significant problem to disrupt the supply chain of organized crime.
At MAC’s high-level meeting, it was discussed that disrupting organized crime’s supply chain is a serious problem. On this point, the leaders of all the agencies concurred. Union Home Minister Shah has stated that the first step in combating terrorism is to eradicate its enablers. On the one hand, their supply chain will be disrupted, and on the other, the security forces will launch a heavy assault, culminating in their annihilation. Tighter controls will be required for the Global Terror Group, Narco Terrorism, Cyber Crime, and individuals who carry out terrorist acts while residing in other nations. This will necessitate improved collaboration between central and state security services. With the support of an effective anti-terror statute, federal investigative agencies such as the NIA can now proclaim such people terrorists and take full legal action against them.
These agencies will need to improve their mutual coordination.
The authorities present at the MAC conference emphasized the importance of timely information exchange across various agencies. Even if the inquiry is conducted by another agency, the information should be delivered to MAC as soon as possible. When terrorists’ aides are identified, agencies such as the NIA, ED, and IT can raid their hideouts. It will be determined by what financial resources they have. It will also be clear that the funds did not arrive via hawala. Shell firms can also be of considerable assistance in the fight against organized crime. It is vital to attack them at their source. Better collaboration between state and federal investigative agencies is required for this.
After the 26/11 event, the MAC was founded.
MAC was founded in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26th, 2001. This encompasses around 26 agencies, including IB, RAW, the Intelligence Wings of the three services, the Intelligence Unit of the Central Paramilitary Forces, and ministries such as ‘ED, DRI, Income Tax, and RPF. At the MAC’s regular meeting, representatives from all agencies are present. They share their knowledge. So far, the Multi Agency Center (MAC) has issued almost four lakh intelligence inputs in connection with various criminal cases like terror attacks, other acts of sabotage, smuggling, and counterfeit cash. Based on MAC inputs, security agencies remain on standby. Many more occurrences, including terrorist attacks, were avoided as a result of this tip. The National Memory Bank was established under the auspices of MAC. Approximately 17 thousand counter-terrorism files have been stored here. It is part of the Classified Electronic Library at the Bank. The Threat Management System is linked to terrorism files.