Maha govt to recruit 13,000 more cops: Patil
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 20:14
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government would recruit 13,000 more policemen from September as part of efforts to boost security, especially after recent terror attacks, Home Minister RR Patil informed the state Assembly here today.

"Our police strength is comparatively less than that in Punjab and Delhi. Starting September, we will begin recruiting more policemen," Patil said, responding to a debate on the July 13 serial blasts in Mumbai.

"Those inimical to us know that if Mumbai is attacked, it becomes news, that is why the city is targeted," Patil said, referring to the terror attacks on India's financial capital.

On the 26/11 probe panel chief Ram Pradhan's statement that the state government has not bothered to consult him, Patil said, "I concede that in my second innings as Home Minister, I should have discussed the issue with him. I also feel that even he could have written a two-three line letter (to us). I would not have ignored it."

Patil informed the House that he, along with Leader of Opposition would be visiting London to study modern security practices there. "Both of us would be travelling at our own expense," he said.


First Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 20:14

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