Gill flays govt`s steps against terrorism

Finding fault with the government`s measures to tackle terrorism, former Punjab DGP KPS Gill on Tuesday said "wasting money" on NSG or NIA would not help the cause.

New Delhi: Finding fault with the
government`s measures to tackle terrorism, former Punjab DGP
KPS Gill on Tuesday said "wasting money" on NSG or NIA would not
help the cause.

Gill favoured tough anti-terror laws and investment in
critical areas like installing CCTVs and enhancing preventive
measures to fight the scourge of terrorism.

He also slammed a section of politicians for "mixing
religion and terrorism".

He claimed that the aim of terrorists was to destroy the
country`s secular fabric and unfortunately some leaders were
falling into the trap.

"The fact is instead of investing our resources on right
areas like CCTV cameras, taking support of the people,
creating awareness against terrorism and taking preventive
measures, we are wasting our money on NSG and NIA," Gill said
at a press interaction along with All India Anti-Terrorist
Front Chairman MS Bitta.

"What is the use of having so many bases of NSG? NSG and
NIA cannot stop terrorism but bringing tough laws can. Every
country of this world affected by terrorism has enacted tough
laws to combat this menace. What have we done? We had TADA and
POTA but today they cease to exist," he said.

Pointing out that the government says that it will fight
terrorism with ordinary laws, he said he wanted to ask them
when they have not been able to stop ordinary crimes with
these laws, how will they fight terrorism?

He also found fault with the remarks made by senior
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh on terrorism.

On Singh`s reported remarks linking the 13/7 attack to
RSS, he said, "How can you blame any organisation be it RSS or
any other outfit so soon for being responsible the Mumbai
attack. Investigations have just begun and we should wait for
the final report before jumping to any conclusion."

PTI

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