Pune, Aug 28 (UNI) Police Commissioner Dr Satyapal Singh today said there was no intelligence input about suspected terrorist attack in the city, but his department was not taking any chances, considering the upcoming Ganesh Festival.
Talking to mediapersons after addressing a function organised by Pune Patrakar Sangh here, Dr Singh said there are more than 300 suspected activists of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in Pune. Besides, there are four organisations operating under different names across the nation and are invovlved in terror activities.
He said the police had held dialouge with the city-based prominent Ganesh mandals and asked them to look after the security aspect during the festival. For which, the police will provide training to the volunters.
Dr Singh said the police will also take help from retired police and army officials for strengething of the security.
The Commissioner said smooth flow of traffic in the city is his top priority and promised to improve the situation within next three months.
He expressed concern about the alarming rate of crime and said more than 30 per cent youth are involved in various crimes.
The police department has initiated various programmes to reduce the crime rate in the city, he added.
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