PM Modi to attend top police officers meet beginning Friday in Kutch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the annual meeting of country’s top police brass at Kutch in Gujarat on Friday afternoon. This is for the first time that the Prime Minister will be staying for all the three days with the police top brass there, an area which is near to International border with Pakistan.

Besides the Prime Minister, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and top bureaucrats will be attending the conference which is organised by the Intelligence Bureau. It is for the second time that the conference is being held outside Delhi ever since its inception in 1920.

The three-day event is likely to be attended by over 100 top police officers from the country and its opening day may be marked by yoga and ‘surya namaskar’ by the participants, officials said. The officers have been told to bring ‘band gala’ suit and sarees for the event. They will have to do surya namaskar during sun rise and sun set, they said.

“President’s Police Medals and Police Medals will be presented to the officers of the Intelligence Bureau during the conference,” a press release issued today by Home Ministry said.

This conference was being held at Delhi every year till 2013. Last year in November, for the first time since its inception in 1920, the conference was organised out of Delhi and held in Guwahati, Assam, it said. Issues like radicalisation of youths, attempts to lure Indians into Middle-East terrorist group ISIS, cross border terrorism and activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits will top the agenda.

Violence perpetrated by Maoists, filling up of vacant posts in various police forces, circulation of fake Indian currency notes, smuggling of narcotics and human trafficking will also be discussed threadbare during the conference, the officials said.