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Daijiworld Media Network—Mumbai (RD/CN)
Mumbai, Dec 4: Member of Parliament Priya Dutt will hand over a petition signed by citizens of the metro to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The petition consists of suggestions from the citizens on improving security in the metro.
Dutt is meeting people in housing societies and slums as part of this initiative. She will also write to the PM about implementing police reforms as suggested by former attorney general Soli Sorabjee.
Sorabjee had put forward 49 recommendations including provision of modern arms and ammunition for the police, communication equipment for surveillance and security, modern equipment for forensic science labs, construction of secure police stations, housing for police personnel, and computerization of police stations.
“The Police Act is over 150 years old and requires immediate changes. Internal security in the country, including the metro, which is the financial capital of the country, should be strengthened as a top priority,” he said.
People of the metro are hurt and angry, but we will have to focus our energies in the right direction and get things done for the metro, added Sorabjee. “A State Security Guard on the lines of the NSG has to be set up with a base in the metro. The coast guard and other defence agencies also have to be strengthened,” said Dutt. She added that she would also take up the matter with union home minister Chidambaram.