Shah calls high-level meet to review security situation
New Delhi, Oct 7: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called a high-level meeting of the police chiefs of all the states and central armed forces to review the security situation as well as examine the progress of concerned states on crucial suggestions made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December last year.
The meeting in
the back drop of prevailing situation in Kashmir valley as well as talks of
conducting NRC in several states to identify illegal immigrants makes it more
relevant since the government is pushing to recalibrate the national security
The meeting is
organised by Intelligence Bureau on October 14 and October 15 which will be
chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah. The meeting will also be attended by
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.
Director Generals of Police, besides discussing vital security elements like
radicalization, cyber security, naxalism and others, will also be presenting
action taken report of their states.
“Cyber crime and
ISIS influence in Indian sub continent will be the major issue apart from
police moderation and judicial reformation,” said a senior IPS officer, who
will also be participating in the meeting.
Narendra Modi and former Home Minister Rajnath Singh, now the Defence Minister,
had been pushing police chiefs to work in seamless co-ordination to thwart
suggested the police forces to be vigilant in countering the dark forces of
radicalization, and to engender trust among all communities across the nation.
He had stressed on the importance of Inter-State coordination, in tackling
crime and emphasized on the need for capacity building in the police forces, on
the subject of cyber security.
He had also suggested that all the states should learn best practices from the Jammu and Kashmir police force for their role in countering militants, and successfully engaging them.
Shah has sought
the details of works done as suggested by Modi this year by forces across the
country. He will personally review each Director Generals of Police’s work.
said that Shah’s focus wil be on the progress made in respect to intelligence
gathering and real coordination with the states. The anti-terror units of the
states would also be part of the meet.
In the last
Conference of Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police at Kevadiya in
Gujarat held between December 20 to December 22, Mod had suggested various key
issues that need to be addressed in a time bound manner and had sought a
compliance report from Home Ministry.