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THE TWO-day workshop on Major Case Management concluded at the Police Training and Research Institute (PTRI) on Thursday with participants apprised of the ways to combat global terrorism.

india Updated: May 19, 2006 13:54 IST

THE TWO-day workshop on Major Case Management concluded at the Police Training and Research Institute (PTRI) on Thursday with participants apprised of the ways to combat global terrorism.

Mock press conferences were also organised among the participants to highlight the importance of preparedness needed to face the media and the need for having full information about major mishaps before divulging information.

NK Mishra, Deputy Director from IB (Delhi), spoke at length on the changing faces of global terrorism and its threat in India, the cyber terrorism and other crime patterns.

Mishra said law-and-order agencies should maintain proper coordination with the media and ensure that correct and timely information is disseminated after any incident. Often incorrect news from other sources is aired because the police fail to provide information timely.

They were told that if journalists are often briefed about the ground realities the correct information is published and telecast. On one hand, it keeps a check on spread of rumours, on the other, it improved the credibility of police.
In the workshop, the growing Naxal influence was termed as the biggest threat for the country. Officials posted in Naxal-affected areas of the State were present in the workshop.

These officers spoke about the need for speedy development in such areas to counter the Naxal menace and the ultra-left propaganda.

IG PM Mohan also addressed the participants. Both Mohan and NK Mishra had attended the training session for police officials from all over the world on ways to counter global terrorism that was organised in the United States of America recently. They shared their experiences with the workshop participants.