Govt convenes CMs meet on internal security on Feb 1

New Delhi: Terror activities of some right-wing groups and Maoist violence will be high on agenda at the Chief Ministers` conference on internal security to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on February one.

This meeting is likely to see some fireworks as Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh Narendra Modi andShivraj Singh Chohan respectively may oppose linking of groups like VHP and RSS with the terror groups.

The situation in Kashmir, strengthening of intelligence-sharing mechanism, coastal security and reforms in police forces will also be discussed at the day-long session.

The chief ministers are expected to give their views on cross-border terrorism, infiltration from across the border,burgeoning Naxal threat and give directions to the security forces dealing with these internal security issues.

Activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the north-east, combating economic offences, especially fake Indian currency notes, will also come up at the meeting.

The conference will also review action taken on issues prioritised in the last meeting held in August 2010 which covered wide-ranging areas of capacity building in the state police and police reforms.

Assessing information collection system — both technical and human intelligence — its proper sharing and necessary follow-up action, procurement of arms and ammunition, filling of vacancies besides providing training to security forces are also likely to be discussed.

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