CMs meet to be held shortly; Mah CM

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New Delhi, Jul 29 (UNI) Maharasthra Government has decided to present the state perspective on the need to establish a federal intelligence agency to combat terrorism in the next meeting of Chief Ministers, yet to be decided by the Union Home Ministry.

After his meeting with Home Minister Shivraj Patil here today, State Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said the CMs meeting be convened shortly by the Central government to discuss all senstive issues in the aftermath of back-to-back serial bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, which claimed about 50 lives and left over 200 people wounded.

Mr Deshmukh, who apprised Mr Patil of the measures taken by his government to combat terrorism, said the Home Minister assured him of all Central help to meet the challange.

The Chief Minister said his government has increased security measures and also alerted people to keep a watch on anti-social elements and cooperate with police in maintaining law and order.

Maharasthra, particularly its capital city Mumbai, has faced the country's worst terror attacks. More than 250 people were killed and over 700 wounded in the serial bomb blasts in March, 1993 in the aftermath of riots in Mumbai. In July 2006, more than 180 commuters lost their lives in multiple blasts in the city sub-urban trains.

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