Chief secretaries, directors general of police meet today

August 8th, 2008 - 9:08 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): A meeting of Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police of all States will be held here today to discuss the need to respond to deliberate and planned incidents and develop a strategy in this regard.

The meeting is expected to carry forward the ongoing consultation process in respect of internal security issues between the Central and State Governments.

It is expected to exchange ideas on preventive and precautionary measures to address potential threats to internal and national security arising from such incidents, including awareness building, community cooperation and participation, coordination in and strengthening of intelligence, urban and metro policing systems and process of investigation and prosecution besides other relevant issues.

Some deliberate and planned incidents have occurred recently in different parts of the country, leading to loss of life and a sense of panic among the people.

Prima facie, these appear to be the handiwork of certain terrorist groups with support from some local elements, which have selected soft targets and used explosives with intent to cause maximum damage and have tried to strike at innocent and unsuspecting persons.

The meeting will be chaired by Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta. (ANI)

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