Not sure whether Ishrat was terrorist: GK Pillai

The NIA report, prepared after interrogation of Mumbai terror attack accused David Headley, has no mention about Ishrat Jahan who was killed in an encounter in Gujarat, former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said on Tuesday.

Technology should be acquired to help security forces: Pillai

Terrorism and other crime have affected normal life of every Indian and all efforts must be made to acquire technology to help security forces beat law breakers, said former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai.

Naxalism is a wake up call for democracy: Pillai

Naxalism is a wake up call for the country, former Union home secretary GK Pillai said, while blaming poor governance for the rise in the problem.

‘Police a tool to keep ruling party in power’

The police is an instrument to keep the ruling political party in power and every party has done so, former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai said.

GK Pillai defends Chidambaram on FIR controversy

P Chidambaram is in the line of fire over the withdrawal of three FIRs against a hotelier.

‘US entering plea bargain with Headley suspicious’

Former Union Home Secretary GK Pillai
accused the US of entering into plea bargain with David Headley without taking India into confidence.

Guj HC raps Pillai over remark on Ishrat encounter

The Gujarat HC took a serious view of the alleged remarks by former Union home
secretary GK Pillai on the fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan.

`SIT report did not clear Ishrat`s terror taint`

Former home secretary GK Pillai on Tuesday claimed that the SIT report submitted in the Gujarat HC did not clear that Ishrat Jahan, who was allegedly gunned down by the Gujarat police in 2004, was not a terrorist.

‘Irom Sharmila must reach out to people’

Irom Sharmila, fasting for the last 11 years for the repeal of the AFSPA, must "reach out to people across the country" like anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare to make her cause known, says former union home secretary GK Pillai.

Anna had high moral ground: GK Pillai

Former Union Home Secretary G K
Pillai said anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare had a
"high moral ground" and that the Lokpal issue was being
resolved in the "spirit of democracy".

People must make Anna`s mission a success: Pillai

CPI(M) politbureau member S
Ramachandran Pillai on Thursday said it was the reponsibility of
every citizen of the country to make the agitation by
anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare a successful one.

26/11 trial in Pak has `not moved at all`: Pillai

The 26/11 trial in Pak has `not moved at all` and faster action by it would have been welcomed by India, former Home Secy GK Pillai said.

GK Pillai retires as Union Home Secretary

GK Pillai hangs up his boots
with his stint as the Union Home Secretary making this mild
mannered and fearless bureaucrat one of the popular top rung
officials during the UPA rule.

Ramdev being taken to Haridwar: Pillai

The home secretary dismissed the claim by Ramdev`s supporters that the yoga guru was arrested.

‘Will convey changes in fugitives list to Pak’

In the backdrop of two goof-ups in the most wanted list, Home Secy GK Pillai said India will communicate to Pak any possible
updates in the `fugitives list` currently being reviewed by
the CBI and other agencies.

`We take the blame on fugitives list lapse`

Wazhul Khan, caught in Thane is in India`s `50 most wanted` fugitives list given to Pak.

If not in Pakistan, where is Dawood: India to Malik

India on Tuesday demanded that
Pakistan disclose the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim, dismissing its contention
that he was not in their country.

Indo-Pak Home Secretary-level talks `positive`

Home Secretaries of India and
Pakistan held talks for over five hours on Monday termed by both
sides as "extremely positive" and moving in the "right

Internet most potent tool of terrorists for recruitment: Pillai

Terrorists are using the
Internet as the "most potent tool" to rope in youths and carry
out espionage operations in the country, Home Secretary G K
Pillai said Monday.

Peace talks with North East rebel leaders ‘good’: Pillai

GK Pillai has expressed hopes of more insurgents groups coming forth for amicable talks.