Govt convenes CMs'' meet on internal security on February 1

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (PTI) Terror activities of some rightwing groups and Maoist violence will be high on agenda at theChief Ministers conference on internal security to beinaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on February one.

This meeting is likely to see some fireworks as ChiefMinisters of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh Narendra Modi andShivraj Singh Chohan respectively may oppose linking of groupslike VHP and RSS with the terror groups.

The situation in Kashmir, strengthening of intelligence-sharing mechanism, coastal security and reforms in policeforces will also be discussed at the day-long session.

The chief ministers are expected to give their views oncross-border terrorism, infiltration from across the border,burgeoning Naxal threat and give directions to the securityforces dealing with these internal security issues.

Activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits and thesituation in Jammu and Kashmir and the north-east, combatingeconomic offences, especially fake Indian currency notes, willalso come up at the meeting.

The conference will also review action taken on issuesprioritised in the last meeting held in August 2010 whichcovered wide-ranging areas of capacity building in the statepolice and police reforms.

Assessing information collection system -- both technicaland human intelligence -- its proper sharing and necessaryfollow-up action, procurement of arms and ammunition, fillingof vacancies besides providing training to security forcesare also likely to be discussed.

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