Home Min­is­ter calls for co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Cen­tral and State po­lice forces


The Union Home Min­is­ter Sushil Ku­mar Shinde has called for more co­op­er­a­tion be­tween cen­tral agen­cies and state po­lice forces as they work to­gether to­wards achiev­ing the com­mon ob­jec­tive of curb­ing ter­ror­ism. In­au­gu­rat­ing the an­nual con­fer­ence of DGPs/IGPs re­cently, he urged them to take prompt notice of ev­ery piece of in­tel­li­gence as it is re­ceived and de­velop ca­pac­i­ties for ad­dress­ing the threats posed by ter­ror­ism.

The Min­is­ter an­nounced that a nine­mem­ber stand­ing com­mit­tee of DGPs headed by the Di­rec­tor of In­tel­li­gence Bureau had been set up to sug­gest ‘Best Prac­tices and Stan­dard Oper­at­ing Pro­ce­dures’ for any as­pect of po­lice op­er­a­tions/ func­tion­ing and also pro­pose/rec­om­mend as­sess­ments on any con­tem­po­rary is­sue of na­tional se­cu­rity.

Shinde also said that there is in­creas­ing ev­i­dence of re­sort taken by ter­ror­ists to the cy­ber-space do­main. The re­cent in­ci­dents in Ban­ga­lore and Pune and other places in In­dia where mo­ti­vated ru­mours and ir­re­spon­si­ble use of the so­cial net­work­ing me­dia posed a new chal­lenge.

The Di­rec­tor, In­tel­li­gence Bureau, Ne­hchal Sandhu, said that the con­fer­ence has come to be a use­ful plat­form whereat po­lice lead­ers are able to dis­cuss chal­lenges to se­cu­rity and de­sign re­sponses be­sides tak­ing note of emerg­ing trends that might re­quire greater ex­ten­sion in the days ahead. He also men­tioned that the re­cent ap­proval of a stand­ing com­mit­tee of DGPs will carry for­ward the process of pro­fes­sional ex­changes in the pe­riod be­tween these an­nual con­fer­ences. Sandhu also added that these con­fer­ences pro­vide in­spi­ra­tion and en­cour­age­ment to 2.2 mil­lion po­lice per­son­nel across the coun­try.

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