Press Esc to close
Wednesday 26 April 2017
News updated at 11:24 AM IST

Post Bangalore blast, Shinde pushes for setting up NCTC

New Delhi, Apr 22, 2013, (PTI): 16:03 IST

PTI photo.

In the wake of the Bangalore blast, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today pushed for setting up the NCTC to strengthen intelligence gathering.

Making a statement in the Lok Sabha on the blast outside BJP office in Bangalore, Shinde said the Home Ministry was also working towards putting in place an explosive tracking system.

"We also need to strengthen the intelligence set up of the states. We have been advising the states on this, but we have not seen much progress," he said.

Shinde said the government was also trying to strengthen human intelligence component of intelligence agencies, which is expected to start yielding results.

"We also need to quickly put the NCTC in place. We have now a revised formulation of NCTC which takes care of the objections of the states," he said.

The setting up of the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) has been a bone of contention with several states contending that it affected the federal structure of the Constitution.

Underscoring the need for tighter checks on explosives, Shinde said the Home Ministry was working with the Department of Industrial Policy and Planning, and the National Institute of Smart Government to put an explosives tracking system in place.

"But the problems will remain till the District Magistrates and Superintendents of Police have the stocks and consumption of the licensed explosive users checked more often and more stringently," he said.


On the Bangalore blasts, Shinde said preliminary investigations revealed that an IED on a parked motor cycle caused the explosion near BJP office at 10:15 AM on April 17.

"No casualty was reported in the blast. However, 16 persons were injured including 11 police personnel," he said.

He said forensic experts opined that explosive materials used in the blast could be nitrate compounds.

"Around 50 eye-witnesses' statements have been recorded and nearly 80 material objects processed from the crime scene to gather evidence," Shinde said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Wife of of CRPF martyr Surender Thakur, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh ...

Wife of of CRPF martyr Surender Thakur, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh ...

Wife of CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh saluting her husband's body during his funeral in ...

Wife of CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh saluting her husband's body during his funeral in ...

Daughter of CRPF martyr Sanjay Kumar, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh, wail ...

Daughter of CRPF martyr Sanjay Kumar, who was killed in Naxal attack in Sukma chhattisgarh, wail ...

CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh being carried during his funeral in village Sathiala, some 50 ..

CRPF martyr Inspector Raghbir Singh being carried during his funeral in village Sathiala, some 50 ..

Union Minister Radhakrishnan paying respect to the body of CRPF martyr Alagupandi, at Madurai ...

Union Minister Radhakrishnan paying respect to the body of CRPF martyr Alagupandi, at Madurai ...

Injured CRPF jawans being airlifted to Raipur by an IAF chopper for treatment on Monday follwing ...

Injured CRPF jawans being airlifted to Raipur by an IAF chopper for treatment on Monday follwing ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh enquiring about the health of injured CRPF personnel at the ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh enquiring about the health of injured CRPF personnel at the ...

School children pay tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma ...

School children pay tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh paying tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in ...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh paying tribute to CRPF jawans killed in the naxal attack in ...

Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Injured CRPF being brought to Raipur for treatment on Monday follwing a Maoist attack at Burkapal ..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.