New Delhi: The Delhi High court has referred
to a larger bench a petition seeking directions to the Centre
and the city government to provide adequate security
arrangements to check terrorist attacks in the national
The PIL came up for hearing before Justice Rajiv Sahai
Endlaw, who referred the matter to a larger bench saying the
petition is of public interest in nature.
The petition filed by Society of Indian Law Firms through
Counsel Lalit Bhasin, sought directions to the Union Home
Ministry and the Chief Secretary of Delhi government to take
adequate measures including deployment of Rapid Action Force
and National Security Guards at different locations to counter
It sought a direction to both the Centre and the state to
"permanently" station a battalion of NSG spread over various
locations here in a time-bound manner. It also sought
appropriate training of police to handle such situations.
Police and security agencies should be trained and
equipped to deal with terror attacks, the petition said,
noting that a centralised intelligence system should be set up
tackle the menace.
The petition wanted a direction to both the governments
"to effectively maintain a centralised system of intelligence
with inputs from all central and state services...and to
provide adequate mechanism for proper sharing and analyses of