PM to inaugurate DGPs meet; focus on internal security
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 21:12
New Delhi: Strengthening of intelligence mechanism, containing Naxal and terror menace, security of mega cities and coastlines will be high on agenda during the two-day meet of Director Generals of Police beginning Monday, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits and situation in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Northeast will also come up for review at the conference which is being organised by the Intelligence Bureau.

Threadbare discussions will be held with the DGPs on the security situation and measures to be adopted to maintain law and order, coastal security, strengthening of intelligence wing, augmenting police forces and preparedness of Quick Reaction Teams, a top Home Ministry official said.

The meeting will review the measures adopted to tighten security along the 7,200 km-long coastline, increase the number of police stations, check posts and interceptor boats.

The information collection system -- both technical and human intelligence -- its proper sharing and necessary action, modernisation of police forces, procurement of arms and ammunition, filling up of vacancies besides providing training to security forces will also come up for review.

The Centre will stress on making police recruitment process corruption-free.

Non-functional of coastal police stations and non- utilisation of interceptor boats given by the Centre will come up for review.

The Centre will also review the outcome of the mock security drills the states were asked to conduct on a regular basis to check preparedness of the forces.

During the last conference of the Chief Ministers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had accused Pakistan of utilising terrorism as an instrument of state policy and said given the "sophistication and military precision" of the Mumbai terror attacks, they must have had the support of some official agencies in that country.

During the conference last month, the Prime Minister had said "There is credible information of ongoing plans of terrorist groups in Pakistan to carry out fresh attacks".

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 21:12

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