We need Kerala's cooperation: B S Acharya

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Kozhikode, Nov 7: Karnataka Home Minister B S Acharya on Friday, Nov 7 said closer cooperation between neighbouring States would be needed to check growing terrorist activities in the region. Speaking to newspersons, he said this would pave way for strict surveillance on terror modules by security agencies in the States.

Sharing of information and inputs on the activities of anti-social elements would also ensure coordinated and speedy action by security agencies to contain the menace.

Stating that Kerala and Karnataka had experienced almost similar problems, he said more liaisoning between security agencies in these States would be required.

He said he had taken up the issue at the National Integration Council meeting held at New Delhi recently and convinced Home Minister Shivraj Patil about such a mechanism.

Mr Acharya, who was in Gujarat recently, said the government in the State had agreed to have wider cooperation with his State on the issue.

Asked about the visit of top Intelligence bureau officers from Karanataka at the site of a blast that claimed eight lives at S M Street here last year, he said ''I cannot divulge details as it could hamper the investigation.'' Mr Acharya claimed that the law and order situation in his State had improved since the Bharatiya Janata Party assumed office a couple of months back.

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