New Delhi, Jul 25 (UNI) Refuting media reports that the centre has been unable to conclude investigations in any of the recent terror attacks and bringing perpetrators of such crime to book, the Home Ministry today said it was taking number of steps to bring ongoing probe into such incidents to their logical conclusion and reduce their possibility in future.
The clarification was made following the serial blasts in Bangalore this afternoon in which one woman was killed and seven people injured. Earlier, this year serial blasts in Jaipur left 63 people dead and injured 109 on May 13, while attack on CRPF Group Centre at Rampur had killed eight people and injured five others.
A high-level meeting was held in the Ministry yesterday to review the progress of investigation and prosecution in respect of major terror-related incidents that have taken place in recent years. The meeting, chaired by the Special Secretary (Internal Security) M L Kumawat, emphasised the need to have a coordinated and systematic approach towards such incidents to ensure an understanding of the modus operandi of the elements involved and thereby reduce possibilities of such incidents in future, Ministry spokesperson said here.
The review is a part of the ongoing process initiated by MHA to ensure speedy and adequate attention of the investigating agencies and co-ordination among them to bring the investigations to a logical conclusion. The review meeting, attended by representatives of seven states besides Delhi.
Meanwhile, action has also been initiated to work out the parameters and modalities to provide assistance to the state governments to strengthen their intelligence machinery, the need for which has consistently been impressed upon the states by the Home Ministry. Discussions in this regard were held recently with senior officers of the state governments.
In a related development, another high level meeting was taken up by the Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta recently to discuss and review various issues pertaining to the menace of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and steps being taken in this regard. Detailed discussions were held with representatives of the Ministries of Finance and External Affairs, RBI and other security agencies, with a view to coordinating the effort of all agencies to tackle various issues linked to this problem effectively and to streamline the various processes related to detection/seizure, reporting, analysis, sharing of information, monitoring of registration and investigation of cases, etc.
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