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Relook security system, tone up intelligence apparatus

New Delhi: Charging the government with failing to solve any of the last six major terror attacks, BJP on Friday demanded a relook into the new system put in place after the Mumbai terror attack and toning up of intelligence apparatus.

At a press conference here, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said just before the Monsoon session of Parliament there were serial blasts in Mumbai and as it was drawing to a close the Delhi High Court blasts have taken place.

"Saying we will have zero tolerance towards terrorism is not enough. Bringing terrorism to zero level is important," he said.

Jaitley alleged that though after 26/11 a new system for combatting terror was announced, it is a matter of concern that probes into all the big cases have not been successful.

He cited six terror attacks – Sitlaghat blast (Varanasi), Chinnaswamy stadium blast (Bangalore), German Bakery attack, Jama Masjid blast, Mumbai serial blasts and the previous Delhi High Court blast – and said in all of them the government was caught unawares.

"Neither was there prior information or actionable intelligence nor any leads have been found by NIA and other agencies till now," he said, adding this was a clear indication of the failure of these new systems.

He sought to know why the government had still not been able to infiltrate the ranks of the terrorist organisations and alleged that these groups now seem to have acquired the capability to by-pass our security apparatus.

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