Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday said Pakistan was helping terrorists to infiltrate into the country. "We have intelligence inputs. But we are alert," he said after attending the Police Commemoration Day in which tributes were paid to 566 martyred policemen between
September 1, 2011, and August 31 this year.
Shinde said his ministry had directed all departments concerned to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festival season and to ensure peace. "I also appeal to the people to be extra careful," he said. Intelligence Bureau director Nehchal Sandhu read out the names all martyred policemen.
Sources disclosed that the government is yet to officially accord martyr status to these personnel on the lines of the armed forces. There is an official notification in the government gazette to declare troops and officers of the army, navy and air force as martyrs when they sacrifice their lives in the line of duty, but there is no such order for the police and paramilitary personnel.
On the occasion, Shinde also said the activists of India Against Corruption led by Arvind Kejriwal should introspect as their acts were creating indiscipline in the society and the government would not tolerate it. On the issue of restoring power connections by Kejirwal, he said: "They are creating indiscipline. This is illegal. If someone takes law into his hands, we would not tolerate it."
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