This is in an effort to prevent botch-up at the crime scene and hostile witnesses, particularly in high-profile cases.
Heaping praise on the Raman Singh government, the Home Minister said the administration is attempting to reach every area of the state to build roads, set up mobile phone towers, and provide electricity and potable drinking water.
Rajnath Singh expressed his gratitude to the tribal communities that had shown the courage to reject the Naxal ideology and refused to quit the mainstream.
The Home minister praised the Jharkhand government for using technology and providing excellent infrastructure to the Central Reserve Police Force and holding maximum number of meetings of the unified command.
To choke this funding, the Ministry has now set up a multi-disciplinary group comprising officers of intelligence and investigative agencies, and various tax departments.
Six former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh — Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Akhilesh Yadav — currently occupy prime government properties in Lucknow.
Singh’s remarks come at a time when the BJP is under fire for playing the “Hindu card”, a criticism triggered by statements made by some party leaders in election-bound states.
Rajnath Singh said almost every government in the country has been tolerant towards all religion and faith.
The development came at the 23rd meeting of the Inter-State Council (Western Zone) held here in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Asked about the government’s efforts to nab fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, Singh said the Centre had recently brought an ordinance to seize all the properties of such “fugitive economic offenders”.
Addressing a series of campaign meetings for BJP, Singh also claimed that there have been 3,781 cases of suicide by farmers during the five-year Congress rule led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
“Some forces are still trying to disturb us. But let me warn our neighbouring country that we would not open fire at them first, but if they open it, they may not be able to count bullets fired back by us,” Rajnath Singh said.
Accusing Pakistan of fomenting terrorism on Indian soil, the minister said the security forces were leaving no stone unturned to give a fitting reply to its neighbour.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he would soon visit the Sufi shrine with members of the NFCH governing council to promote the spirit of communal harmony that the shrine symbolises, the statement said.
Among the states where the highest number of such cases took place in 2017 include Uttar Pradesh (195 incidents) followed by Karnataka (100), Rajasthan (91), Bihar (85), Madhya Pradesh (60) besides others, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said.