Revamp law to expedite execution of terrorists: Experts

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Mumbai, Jul 29: Former top police officials today (Jul 29) said law should be revamped to expedite the execution of the convicted terrorists and also suggested that police needed to strengthen their rapport with the people, particularly minorities, to eradicate terrorism in the country.

Joginder Singh, former CBI director, said the menace of terrorism can be eradicated if the law is revamped.

"Our judiciary system is still following the old norms. If convicted terrorists are given immediate punishment, then most of the problems can be solved," Singh said in a press meet held at the Mumbai Press Club here.

The conference on topic "Mumbai Secure" was organised to address the growing sense of threat to the city and the increasing insecurity felt by the common Mumbaikar who seeks solutions and answers.

Criticising the "outdated" law, Singh said, "What is the status of the accused in the 1993 blasts case? Parliament attacker is still taking rest in the jail. Mumbai terror attacks accused Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is lodged in the jail and we are feeding (him) biryani."

Prevention of terror attacks is not a one-day job, Singh said adding, "Every day policemen have to put in efforts to gather concrete information with regard to terrorism. This would not be possible if there is shortage of policemen and advanced equipment is not available."

Echoing similar view, Julio Ribeiro, former Punjab Director General of Police, criticised the city police saying it had lost its direction.

"Now-a-days, every police officer is working on how to fill their pockets," he said. 

Ribeiro, also a former Mumbai Police Commissioner, suggested the police to improve their rapport with public, particularly with minority communities in the metropolis.

PTI

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