Mr Patil tells officials to keep constant vigil on terrorist move

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Bangalore, Jan 2 (UNI) Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today asked the Karnataka officials to keep strict vigil on terrorist activities in the state and ensure proper conduct of elections without any confusion.

Speaking at a high level review meeting attended by Governor Rameshwar Thakur and other top officials at Raj Bhavan here tonight, he reportedly told the police and Home Department officials to be 'alive at all times' to tackle the terror threats and give no place for complanency.

According to sources the Home Minister wanted the officials to ensure peaceful conduct of coming elections and all arrangements be made foolproof. There should not be any place for confusion, Mr Patil said.

On flood relief, which was on the top of the agenda of the meeting, the Home minister said the officials should give top priority for rehabilitation and the Union government was always ready to help the people in distress.

Floods wrecked havoc in more than a dozen North Karnataka district this year resulting in huge property and crop loss.

The meeting also reviewed the law and order situation over past three months after the state was put under Governor's rule. The agenda also included left wing extrimism, security, cyber security, problems of the city, modernisation and disaster management.

(Ed: Pickup suitably from BG 27) UNI RS MSP TS2204

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