PM admits gaps in intelligence

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today admitted ''gaps in intelligence as indicated by the recent terror attacks in Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Surat and Delhi'', and said his Government was considering legislation to further strengthen the substantive anti-terrorism law.

Emphasising that the gaps in intelligence needed to be ''overcome'', he said: ''Greater emphasis will have to be paid to intelligence-- both by the Central Intelligence Bureau and the intelligence agencies in the States.'' Addressing the Governors' conference here, he said the strength of the civil police force also needed to be greatly augmented.

The Prime Minister also called for making the public more alive to the danger of bomb threats and random placement of IEDs.

''Use of closed circuit TVs in areas where there are large congregations of people will need to be mandated. Greater use of technology, particularly relating to the detection of explosives and interception of Internet traffic, will be required,'' he said.


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