Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday asked the Centre to deploy Central Industrial Security Force for the security of Ajmer Sharif dargah in the view of large number of pilgrims visiting the shrine.
"The state has deployed its own force for the security of dargah sharif at Ajmer. However, in view of the large number of pilgrims of all communities and the terror attack in the dargah in 2007, entrusting its security to a specialised agency like the CISF needs to be considered.
"A proposal in this regard has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs," Gehlot said at Conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security in New Delhi.
He also made a strong pitch for the inclusion of Jaipur in the Centre's Mega City Policing scheme.
"Looking at the pace of development of Jaipur and the mega city-like problems the city has been facing, I request that it may be included under the scheme," Gehlot said.
Under the scheme, which is being operationalised in seven cities -- the four Metros, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Ahmedabad -- the Centre will provide financial assistance to respective state governments to procure modern equipment and upgrade its police infrastructure.
In 2008, Jaipur had witnessed seven synchronised bomb blasts that took place within a span of 12 minutes at various locations leaving at least 60 killed.