The Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the National Investigating Agency Act 2008 as unconstitutional, becoming the second state to challenge a central law this week. Raipur argues that the NIA Act violates the federal structure by stripping state police forces of their power to investigate cases handled by the central agency, despite criminal investigation and law and order being state subjects.
The yet-to-be-listed petition follows the Kerala government’s plea against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. However, unlike the citizenship amendment, enacted on the Narendra Modi government’s watch, the NIA Act — being challenged by a Congress government — was legislated during UPA rule.
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