A select few from NIA's most wanted list, the list also includes Naxals & N-E based fugitives

The National Investigation Agency has released a list of most wanted fugitives who are wanted in many cases. The agency has labeled them as biggest threats to the safety of community

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency has released a list of most wanted fugitives and has sought help from the public in locating them to make India safer. “NIA need your help in locating fugitives. If you have any information, please call at 011-24368800 or mail at assistance.nia@gov.in,” the agency tweeted. According to the tweet, the identity of the people will be kept secret. 

Head of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin, controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, Head of Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Ilyas Kashmiri, Jama'at-ud-Da'wah chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s top leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi are some of the prominent names in this most wanted list.

"The photos you see here represent the biggest threats to the safety of our community. Select the images of suspected terrorists to display more information," the tweet reads.

In the newly released list, a red dot can be seen at the bottom right of the picture which indicates red notice issued by Interpol. The rupee sign indicates money reward declared by the NIA for information leading to arrest of the absconder. 57 criminals have money reward on them.

India first released a list of the 50 most wanted fugitives allegedly hiding in Pakistan on May 2011, after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Operation Neptune Spear. It was prepared in consultation with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the NIA, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and various law enforcement agencies.

Names which appear in the list are only removed if the people are captured or die or the charges against them are dropped. The list also contains information about their organisation, crimes committed, charges pressed and their aliases.