Central agencies should investigate terror threat received by Mumbai police, says Ajit Pawar

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Opposition leader Ajit Pawar said he would address the issue in the state assembly on Monday.

Opposition leader Ajit Pawar said he would address the issue in the state assembly on Monday.

On August 20, 2022, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar said messages received by Mumbai police threatening a “26/11 type attack” should be taken seriously, and added that central agencies needed to address the issue.

Speaking to reporters at Nagpur airport, the Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly said the state police department is a very competent force in such situations.

The Traffic Wing of the Mumbai Police received several text messages on its hotline, which threatened that a ’26/11 type’ attack would be carried out in the city by six people and that ‘preparations are being underway to blow up” the metropolis.

“The state government should take this threat seriously and our police are very competent in such situations. But central agencies should also look into the matter,” Pawar said.

Whenever such threats are received by a state, the center and all other agencies should review them, he said. Meanwhile, criticizing Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for his announcement to grant 5% reservation to ‘Govindas’ (Dahi Handi participants) in government jobs, Mr Pawar said it was not a considered decision because Dahi Handi is not linked to any sports association.

“How will a record be kept of the Govindas, their qualifications and other aspects? he said and questioned the delay in recruiting staff in the police, education and health departments.

“Without deliberations and consultations with the sports department, the chief minister has taken the decision to book employment. The decision to provide insurance cover to Govindas can be understood,” Mr Pawar said, adding that he would address the issue in the State Assembly. In Monday.

Mr. Pawar is visiting Melghat in Amravati district to update on various issues in the area such as child malnutrition and infant mortality.

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