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Naxals are devastated after demonetisation: Rajnath Singh

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 22:36 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Nov. 25 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held that the recent demonetisation move of the Government would impair the finances of anti-national elements and groups.

"Naxals are devastated after demonetisation, and they are trying to get their currency exchanged. We will stop their attempts. I request Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to compile a comprehensive report of how demonetisation has hampered terror funding," said the Home Minister after inaugurating the 51st post-Independence DGPs/IGPs Conference-2016 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here.

Singh also emphasised on the need of exchange of information relating to best practices among Police personnel belonging to all States and Central agencies. He also desired that contribution of experts of various security domains, such as investigation, forensic science and prosecution, need to be appropriately recognised.

The Home Minister commended the efforts of the Police Forces of the States, UTs and Centre for all round improvement in the internal security situation in the country, be it insurgency in the North-East, Naxal activities, or the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, where attempts to incite secession and law and order problems were made from our neighbourhood.

He also acknowledged the relentless efforts of Police forces of the States and Centre in handling these and lauded the coordinated efforts of Central and State intelligence for not letting ISIS indoctrinated youth in committing any act of terror in the country.

The Union Home Minister gave away the Indian Police Medals for meritorious service to officers of Intelligence Bureau and Ministry of Home Affairs. The three-day Conference would deliberate on various security-related issues confronting the nation, and to come out with ways and means to tackle them.

Earlier, on arrival at the Academy, Singh paid floral tribute to the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and homage to the martyrs of the Indian Police Service, at the Martyr's Memorial by laying a wreath.

Ministers of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Director (NPA) Aruna M Bahuguna, Heads of CAPFs and senior officers from security and intelligence agencies are attending the conference. (ANI)