Police desires inclusion of Terrorism in KOCCA act

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Bangalore, Nov 10 (UNI) Police today sought amendment to the Karnataka Organised Crime Control Act(KOCCA) to include terrorism under its purview before its implementation, Director General and Inspector General of Police Sri Kumar said today.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Kumar said to iron out shortcomings in KOCCA. suitable amendments to the Act were sought.

He said a police team was sent to Ahmedabad to study the functioning of the police force in Gujarat before initiating measures to strengthen the anti-terrorists Cell in the state.

Earlier, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, told newspersons here that many officials had voiced for the implementation of KOCCA.

He said KOCCA was implemented five years back and due to increase in terrorists activities and other crimes in the state, the government was in favour of reviving and implementing the Act, after the withdrawal of POTA by the Centre. Moreover, there was no other Act to stringently deal with terrorists and naxalites, he added.

Calling upon the officers to be honest and transperant in their functioning, the Chief Minister said Internal Vigilence Cell would be set up in police stations to keep a vigil on the performance of staff members.

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