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Private firms must chip in for quality security: City top cop

mumbai Updated: Nov 14, 2009 01:19 IST
Debasish Panigrahi

Private companies should contribute at least two per cent of total outlet towards “quality security” of their own establishments, said Mumbai Police Commissioner D. Sivanandhan said.

Speaking at the Security and Resilience Summit organised jointly by the Bombay First and London First at Trident Hotel, Sivanandhan said the Mumbai Police are prepared to combat terror and should there be a repeat of 26/11-type incident, the response would be different and highly effective.

“The next generation attack could be in the form of a cyber attack... or it could be in the form of bursting water pipelines…” Sivanandhan said.

Speaking on the occasion, acting Director General of Police A.N. Roy said “Mumbai will remain on the hit list because of its international financial status.” He stressed the need for more focus on intelligence gathering.

Michael Chertoff, former secretary of US Department of Homeland Security said a government cannot commit to come to the rescue of every individual in the first 24 or 48 hours of a terrorist situation. He said in such a situation the private sector (read security) has to take up responsibility.

Paul A Folmsbee, US Consul General in Mumbai, said there had been a significant change in relations between India and the US in law enforcement.