`Frustrated` Delhi CM demands better security
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 23:14
  
New Delhi: "Frustrated" at not being able to address security concerns of Delhiites, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday demanded concrete measures to be taken to plug the loopholes in the security system exposed in the wake of the blast outside Delhi High Court.

A day after the terror strike, a contemplative Dikshit said that the Centre must take appropriate action based on findings of the National Investigation Agency which was tasked to probe the blast that caused massive casualties.

"A probe has already been ordered by the Home Ministry. Let the report come. If there was any dereliction of duties or if the probe finds that the system faltered somewhere, then we must take corrective action.

"Based on the report, we must take strong follow-up action," Dikshit, who had met Home Minister P Chidambaram hours after the blast to seek better security, said.

Asked about the palpable anger among the residents of Delhi over the failure of an elected government in meeting their security expectations, she said "it does feel frustrated when you cannot do anything when people look up to you. The citizens feel as elected representatives, we must address their concerns."

On the factors behind such attacks, she did not rule out that death punishment for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru could be a possibility for targetting Delhi by the terror groups.

"The Indian Mujaheedin and HuJI have been making statements...I would not like to make a direct comment. There are set procedures in the country which have to followed in deciding such cases," she said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 23:14


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