Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bangalore: State to Create Separate Internal Security Department

Bangalore: State to Create Separate Internal Security Department
Daijiworld Media Network - Bangalore (SP)

Bangalore, Dec 12: Home minister Dr V S Acharya revealed, that the state government has decided to create a separate internal security department for affectively curbing terrorist and naxal activities. He was speaking after taking part in the march past programme of the Home Guards, organized on the occasion of the Home Guards Day.

The Coastal Security Force that has been functioning in the state's coast and also the intelligence network will be strengthened. This force will also be brought under the jurisdiction of the new department. Divisive forces, terrorists, naxals and all activities that threaten the internal security will be contained through the internal security department, he narrated. The government has taken steps to ensure that an environment of peace and harmonious co-existence settles in the state. Commandoes are being provided training needed to fight the terrorists, naxals etc., he said.

The internal security department will be provided with trained personnel capable of affectively using modern arms. The Coastal Security Force will be strengthened further, with central aid, he said.

Ships and boats that frequent the state's ports are being subjected to thorough checking, he said. The minister also promised to revise the daily allowance being paid to the home guards and to utilize their services along with the policemen for security arrangements. "Our government is committed to provide all necessary facilities to the Home Guards," he added.

Director General of Home Guards Jija Harisingh and senior officials took part in the programme.

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