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ISI trying to revive terror in Punjab: DGP

October 10, 2009 18:32 IST

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency is making all-out efforts to revive terrorism in Punjab by providing funds to radical groups, state Director General of Police Paramdeep Singh said in Jalandhar on Saturday.

He said ultra groups like Babbar Khalsa International were being provided with funds through a leading money transfer agency and hawala operations.

Gill made the remark while answering questions from media persons on the threat of return of terrorism in the state.

He said the state police force was capable enough to thwart any evil designs of such forces.

As part of modernisation of the Punjab police, hi-tech control rooms will be installed in five major cities of the state, Gill said.

"It has been decided to install hi-tech centralised control system in five major cities --Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bathinda and Patiala -- through which any distance distress call could be responded to within a few minutes," Gill said, adding that the communication system in the control rooms would match that of any ultra modern cities like New York.

Regarding modernising the state police, the DGP said ample fund was provided by the Centre to upgrade the police and, accordingly, new equipment were being purchased and required training was being imparted to the personnel.
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