Top police officers in the rank of Additional Director General of Police from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu convened an in-camera meeting here on Thursday to discuss various issues, including safety and security of prisons in their States.

Reliable sources said that the meeting was presided over by J.K. Tripathi, ADGP, Tamil Nadu Prisons. The meeting continued for more than three hours. The police officer from Kerala left Kodaikanal late in the night.

Proceedings of the meeting were held confidential as the police officers in the district did not even book the rooms in the name of the top officers. A top police officer from the Police Academy from New Delhi too took part in the discussion, according to the sources.