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MP intelligence network most capable in country: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Home Minister Bhupendra Singh today hailed state's intelligence network as the "most capable" in country and said it ensured a swift action in connection with the "last three terror activities."

"is a challenge for entire country. The way has taken tough measures against it swiftly, no other state has done so.

"Because of information network of the intelligence agency, the state successfully took tough measures against the last three terror activities in the state. The intelligence network in is the most capable in country," Singh said in the Legislative Assembly.

He was replying to a call attention motion raised in the House by the MLAs and Ram Niwas Rawat on recent terror activities in state.

"In the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast near Jabdi station, the three accused behind it were caught within five hours which is a record in the country.

Ten persons were injured in an IED on board the passenger train earlier this month.

"Similarly, in the SIMI jailbreak case of October 30-31 night last year, all eight activists were gunned down swiftly," the Home Minister said.

He also referred to the arrest of fifteen persons so far in connection with a spy ring.

"In the case of spying registered by R S Pura police station in Jammu-Kashmir, two accused Satvinder and Dadu were arrested. Madhya Pradesh ATS found that for providing secret strategic information, money was being paid through a bank in Satna district of the state (MP), following which action was taken and 15 persons were arrested," Singh said.

He said an illegal racket of routing international calls via the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) through GSM exchange was also busted in the state and the ATM cards used for transferring money were seized.

Singh assured that state government will not spare anyone involved in such activities and will not allow such designs to flourish in the state.

He denied the Opposition's charge that timely action was not taken by the government to curb these activities.

Singh said the law and order situation is good in Madhya Pradesh and people are living fearlessly.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 18:28 IST