Home minister Amit Shah addressed the closed-door concluding session on Friday where he reviewed cyber security, Left-wing extremist, violence in the northeast and use of drones. Bihar and Jharkhand are free from LWE now. The lead anti-Naxal force, CRPF, along with state police in the two states carried out two major operations to wipe out Naxals from the region, officials said.
In the northeast, as many as 9,200 militants surrendered their arms in last 8 years while Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been removed from many districts of Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal. Shah is learnt to have conveyed to States to focus on cyber crime, improving conviction rates, narcotics, border security. “To achieve 90% conviction rate target, forensic sciences has a big role,” said an official.
On the first day of the conference, Shah has observed that only 7 states have signed MoU with Gandhinagar CFSL to develop state FSL and provide trained manpower. Shah has urged the state police to make use of forensic science compulsory in crime where the quantum of punishment is more than six years.
Shah also urged the states to hold regular meetings for coordinated against narcotics. “All states should constantly and annually review goals and have a plan where their internal security will be in 2047,” said another official who was part of deliberations.