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
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
"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