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Maharashtra: BJP govt promises modernisation of police force

mumbai Updated: Nov 26, 2014 21:22 IST
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The BJP government has assured to modernize the Maharashtra state police force to enhance its preparedness in preventing and fighting terror attacks in future.

Education minister Vinod Tawde led the state executives and administration at the memorial function in Mumbai in the absence of CM Devendra Fadnavis as the latter was accompanying President Pranab Mukherjee on a state tour.

Tawde said that the government would implement recommendations of the Pradhan committee, the one-man panel formed after the 26/11 terror attacks to recommend measures to overhaul the security apparatus in the state. The earlier government was selective in implementing the recommendations mentioned in the Pradhan report.

"We will do what the erstwhile government has failed in doing. We will implement the Pradhan report fully. As per the report, we have already taken up a project to install close circuit televisions cameras in the city," said Tawde.

The education minister also met the families of martyrs and sought to redress their grievances. He said the government would convene a meeting by next week to resolve the issues that worry these distressed families.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, on the sixth anniversary of the 2008 terror attacks, on Wednesday said that his priority was to ensure the security of the people of the state.

CM Fadnavis paid tributes to the police personnel and the citizens who died during the terror attacks on November 26, 2008.

CM said that the police force would be given world class weapons and equipment to meet global standards of the counter terrorism operations.

"I'm proud of the police officers and security personnel who fought the terrorists to protect the people," the CM said. He also added that the government's commitment towards securing the lives of the people will be the best tribute to the brave persons in uniform who died in the attacks.

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