Union government urged to sanction another IRB battalion

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who attended the conference of Chief Ministers on internal security chaired by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at New Delhi on Monday said that the State should be supported to initiate better security in view of the tourist inflow.

Mr. Parrikar asked the police reforms to tackle the situation. The meeting attended by Home Minister P. Chidambaram and State Chief Ministers discussed in detail the situation in all the States and deliberated on internal security situation. Mr. Parrikar said that there existed communal harmony in Goa.

“What we need was technological innovation in tackling the security, particularly because many foreign tourists were visiting the State,” he said, and went on to ask the Central Government to sanction another IRB battalion for Goa.

“A proper electronic surveillance of the entire State was necessary,” he said. The Chief Minister also mentioned that the police modernisation was necessary to deal with situations including that of the menace of fake currency.

The meeting discussed other issues like intelligence gathering system, procurement of arms and ammunition, and criminal tracking network system. From Goa, besides the Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava also attended the meeting.