The NIA, which was set up after the 2008 Mumbai attacks specifically for probing terror cases, has given a proposal to the Home Ministry for setting up a permanent office in Jammu from where it can monitor terror related cases in entire north India, official sources said.
The agency feels that Jammu was the central point from where officials could be deputed to Kashmir and areas like Doda, Kishtawar, Udhampur in the state, the sources said.
The proposed office will also be able to cover neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, which witnessed a terror incident at Gurdaspur in the last week of July that left eight people including a Superintendent of Police dead, they said.
The agency, in the meantime, has opened four camp offices at Jammu, Udhampur, Anantnag and Srinagar in connection with its probe of LeT terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub, who was nabbed by public and handed over to police after the August five terror strike on a BSF convoy in Udhampur.

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