PM Modi attends DGP meet; cyber crime, Maoism in focus

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LEFT extremism, counterterrorism, prison reform, industrial security, cybercrime and the optimal use of training are some of the topics discussed at the 56th DGP / IGP conference currently taking place in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

On the second day of the conference, the Prime Minister was present. Narendra Modi who, according to sources, were present at all presentations, giving specific comments and suggestions.

Sources said that the host state’s UP Police gave a presentation on their history and what they have done over the past several years to improve police performance in the state.

The three-day conference, hosted by the Office of Intelligence, is held annually to share best practices between state police and central agencies on key law enforcement and security issues.

The conference was opened this year by Interior Minister Amit Shah, who, in his speech, emphasized the need to improve coordination between the state police and other central agencies. The event is being held in hybrid mode for the first time. All state DGPs / UTs and DG CAPFs are present from police headquarters in Lucknow. In addition, about 350 other employees are visiting the same via a virtual platform from IB offices in different states and UT.

This year, for the first time, more than 200 officers from various states / UT were also asked to submit papers on contemporary security issues discussed at the conference, the Home Office said.



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