No need of POTA: KPS Gill

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Dhar, MP, Aug 15 (UNI) Former Punjab Director General of Police and Indian Hockey Federation Chairman K P S Gill said here today there is no need of a new law like Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) and existing laws are sufficient to combat terrorism if imposed strictly.

Walking down the memory lane, Mr Gill said during his tenure he wiped out terrorism by launching 'Operation Thunderbolt' and advocated enforcing the same strategy in the entire country.

''India is celebrating its 62nd Independence Day even though terrorists activities are on a high. Communal riots occurring at different parts of the country is a matter of shame for us,'' regretted Mr Gill.

Taking a dig at the country's politicians, he said political leaders are only concerned for their vote bank and are taking the nation no where.

Mr Gill supported the Indo-US nuclear deal.

''It is really pathetic that Indian Hockey team did not qualify for Olympics,'' he said.

He said the government must also pay attention over the need of Astro turf grounds.

''We have to improve the physical stamina of our young players to make them bring gold in Olympics,'' he added.

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