Bangalore, Nov 27: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, while condemning the cowardly act of terrorists who killed over 100 innocent people and injured over 275 in Mumbai, has urged the UPA Government to review the Laws and Policy of the Central Government concerning terrorism.
Speaking to newsperson after holding an emergency meeting of the High Level Police officials, he said ''repeated terrorist attacks call for a review of the laws and policy of the Central Government, concerning terrorism.'' While reiterating his demand to bring a special Central legislation on the lines of the POTA which was annulled by the UPA Government, the Chief Minister also exhorted on the need to strengthen the intelligence wings of both Central and State Governments to help in taking precautionary steps.
He said the Central Government and border States together will have to take effective measures to stop infiltration of terrorists across the border, including the coastal line.
The Chief Minister also paid rich tributes to the brave police officials, including Maharashtra's ATS Chief Hemanth Karkare, ACP Mumbai Ashok Kamate, Encounter Specialist Vijay Salaskar and others who sacrificed their lives while challenging terrorists.
Replying to questions, he said the Karnataka Police were put on high alert and district administration instructed to take all precautionary measures to step up security arrangements to all religious, economic and other important installations.