Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dhordo on Friday for the three-day all-India director generals and inspector generals’ conference, which will be attended by more than 150 top police and security officials, to discuss policy reforms in internal security.
The top cops’ meet comes ahead of the PM’s first visit to Pakistan in 12 years for the Saarc Summit in 2016, and sensitive issues ranging from the growing Islamic State (IS) threat to the issue of bringing underworld don Dawood Ibrahim back to India may be discussed.
Modi arrived in Bhuj in the afternoon and after attending an event organised to handover Shyamji Krishna Verma’s reinstatement certificate to Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel reached Dhordo, a desert village some 170 km from the India-Pakistan border and the venue of the annual Rann Utsav in Kutch.
“This is the event where heads of some 26 security agencies are all huddled together for brainstorming before the PM goes to Pakistan in 2016. Security issues in respect to neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China and Pakistan will be discussed,” said a source.
“Bringing back Dawood, after the deportation of Chhota Rajan, is also one the top agendas of the security agencies.”
Union home minister Rajnath Singh delivered the inaugural speech. The opening discussion at the conference touched on the possibility of registering first information reports (FIRs) in all cases. At present, the police just take a note or application from the complainant instead of registering a formal FIR in many cases.
The opening discussion at the conference touched on the possibility of registering first information reports (FIRs) in all cases. At present, the police just take a note or application from the complainant instead of registering a formal FIR in many cases.
Modi is expected to deliver the concluding speech on the final day of event on Sunday.
However, it was not all work and no play at the meet. At the end of the inaugural session, Modi and the officials were expected to going sightseeing in the Rann of Kutch.
“They will be certainly visiting the sunset point,” said a source.