All steps taken to tackle terror: Home Minister

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Hyderabad, Oct 15 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Home Minister K Jana Reddy today said the state government had strengthened security apparatus to contain terrorist activity in the state.

Talking to newspersons after laying the foundations for the Crime Investigation Department (CID) Building Complex here, Mr Reddy said the government gave top priority to maintaining law and order.

Stressing all security departments were on full alert in order to contain terrorist activity, he appreciated the cooperation of the people of the state in this connection.

The Minister said a special team had been constituted with 1400 police personnel who had been given training to tackle terrorist activities. He said security checks would be intensified at all the important and vulnerable places in the state.

When asked about the Hyderabad link for almost every terrorist activity in the country, he said it was only a presumption.

''Terrorism is not confined to only one place. It exists everywhere. It is a national and an international issue. ISI activities are on all over the world and not in only one place,'' he said.

The Minister said efforts should be made to contain terrorism from the grassroot level.

Regarding the high alert in view of the Ajmer and last night's explosion at a theatre in Ludhiana, he said the state was always on alert.

He said the government had sanctioned Rs eight crore under the scheme of modernisation of police force for the construction of CID Building.

The government was also increasing the strength of security personnel and improving infrastructure like buildings and equipment to tackle the situation, he added.


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