FBI Chief Says Aggressively Probing San Francisco Consulate Attack
NEW DELHI (ANI) – FBI Director Christopher A Wray who is in India, on December 12 emphasized the need to take the “partnership and cooperation” with India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the next level to deal with the constant evolving challenges and threats of terrorism, and informed that his agency was “aggressively” investigating the attack on the Indian consulate in San Francisco.
Wray, leading a high-level FBI delegation, visited the NIA headquarters earlier in the day and held extensive discussions with NIA Director General Dinkar Gupta and senior officials of both agencies.
The FBI Director, who is on a three-day visit to India, also discussed a host of issues, including the acts and activities of terrorist-organized criminal networks, ongoing investigations in the US in the attack on the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, investigation of cyber-terror and cyber-crimes of various kinds highlighted the NIA.
Wray said “Terror incidents like 9/11 and the Mumbai attacks have changed how nations respond to terror threats,” observed the FBI Director, emphasizing on the need to take the partnership and “cooperation between the FBI and the NIA to the next level to deal with the constantly evolving challenges and threats of terrorism.”
Wray added that increasingly, cybercrimes are being committed to fund terrorism,” and stressed “this evolution of the cyber-threat needs a joint response towards the investigation of cyber-threat cases.”
As part of its continuing investigations into the attacks on the Consulate in San Francisco, the NIA on November 22 raided 14 places spread across the districts of Moga, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Gurdaspur, Mohali and Patiala in Punjab, and Kurukshetra and Yamunanagar in Haryana. The crackdown led to the seizure of digital data containing information related to the accused persons, along with other incriminating documents.