PC blames UP authorities, says minimal security was provided
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 22:33
New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday sought to blame Uttar Pradesh authorities for the violent incidents during ITBP recruitment in the state, saying that minimum security was provided by the police there despite being informed in advance.

Chidambaram said the ITBP centre had informed the state police "well in advance" but the state police provided only "minimal forces" for the recruitment drive.

"I am told that about 50,000 people turned up finally. Buses were burnt and then the ADGP sent reinforcement," he said.

The Home Minister said the state police was obliged to provide security to any kind of recruitment camp and such a programme is not held without the knowledge of the state police.

"These were done with the full knowledge and consent of state police. After all we are recruiting boys from that state only," Chidambaram said.

For the posts of tradesman, ITBP had sought applications from 11 states. Till yesterday, thousands of aspirants had arrived in Bareilly and their number increased today.


First Published: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 22:33

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