Preventive action needed to avert terror attack: Home Secy
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 17:42
  
Mumbai: Emphasising the need for a preventive action to avert terror attacks, Union Home Secretary, G K Pillai, on Thursday said that more resources should be deployed for the purpose.

"Out of the three actions--prevention, response and relief--the preventive action assumes greatest significance in averting terror attacks," Pillai said at a conference at the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and Tower here.

The hotel, incidentally, was ravaged by terrorists last year.

The conference was organised by apex industry body, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to pay homage to those who lost their lives during the ghastly terror attacks last year.

Pillai said that information received from different agencies is reviewed daily by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Ministry has set up National Intelligence Grid which will be operational soon," he said, adding "intelligence is the key to ensure sound security systems."

The Home Secretary said there was a need to have standard operating procedures for police forces across all states in the country.

He also emphasised the importance of having police reforms that is one of the key recommendations of a CII report on internal security.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 26, 2009, 17:42


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