Thane, Nov 28 (UNI) In view of the terrorist attacks on the country's financial capital, senior BJP leader from Thane district Om Prakash Sharma today reiterated his demand for setting up a coastal police commissionerate.
The former National Council member urged the Centre and state governments to set up the commissionerate to cover more than 1000 kms of sea coast from Veraval in Gujarat to Sindhudurg in Maharastra.
''We have been demanding for such commissionerate since last 15 years. It will cover an area of 550 km and will cover Thane, Raigadh, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurgh districts,'' he added.
The demand was initiated following large scale smuggling activities at Palghar, where good stock of silver ingots were abandoned in a boat at Vadrai.
However, the government didn't pay any heed to the demands and ignored it, Mr Prakash alleged adding that the issue was raised again after 1993 Mumbai blasts after the terrorists used the sea route to transport RDX.
The Centrally funded project was supposed to be implemented by both the Gujarat and Maharashtra government.
UNI XR PP BDP BD1930