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Modi announces reward

Urges Manmohan to convene meeting of Chief Ministers to discuss terrorism

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat Government has announced a reward of Rs. 10 lakh to the Nagpur police and other security staff who repelled a terrorist attack on the RSS headquarters there on Thursday morning.

Announcing this, Chief Minister Narendra Modi expressed serious concern over the increasing terrorist attacks in different parts of the country and urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of Chief Ministers to discuss strategy to tackle terrorism.

Describing the attack on the RSS headquarters as a "serious blow on the nationalist organisations in the country," Mr. Modi blamed the abolition of the Prevention of Terrorist Act for encouraging terrorism and urged the Prime Minister to give immediate approval to the Gujarat Prevention of Organised Crime Act, which could be applied as a substitute for POTA.

Nagpur Police to get Rs.1 mn for foiling attack

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Mumbai – The Maharashtra government Friday announced a reward of Rs.1 million for Napgpur Police for successfully thwarting the terrorist attack on the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Thursday.

Deputy Chief Minister R.R. Patil made the announcement to the media here even as reports said similar announcements were made by the Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh governments.

The police shot dead three heavily armed suspected militants of terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), when they tried to enter the RSS headquarters in Nagpur.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi reportedly complimented the police officers for bravely dealing with the terrorists.

Meanwhile the police are trying to probe the involvement of LeT’s involvement in the incident. Officials of the Mumbai Police’s Anti Terrorism Squad have begun assisting the Nagpur Police in the investigations.

Nearby villages are being searched to trace local supporters of the militants and the owner of the car used in the attack.

The Aurangabad licence plate on the car was a fake one.

Police found three names in a diary carried by the gunmen. The arms and ammunition carried by the militants are reportedly similar to those recovered in Malegaon near Nashik last month from fleeing terrorists.