Hyderabad is not terrorist hub: Chidambaram:
Hyderabad is not a terrorist base, Home Minister P. Chidambaram
clarified Wednesday after inaugurating a regional hub of the
National Security Guard (NSG) here........Read
It was improper to term Hyderabad as a terror hub, the city's new
police commissioner Abdul Khayyum Khan said Thursday.
"Terrorism is not confined to Hyderabad alone. Every city has this
problem. It is not correct to say that whatever happens in other
parts of the country is planned here or terrorism has its roots
here," Khan told reporters after taking charge.
Khan, the second Muslim to become the city's police chief in nearly
three decades, said very few "elements" in Hyderabad were involved
in terror activity.
have identified them and are keeping a watch on their activity.
the past, some modules and sleeper cells were busted and a
continuous vigil on such activities will be a priority for the
police," Khan, who succeeded B. Prasada Rao, said.
Khan, earlier an additional director general of police, is a 1981
batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
Khan, who is from the Rayalaseema region, said police would perform
its duties professionally while handling "ongoing movements". He was
referring to the campaign for and against a Telangana state.
the last two to three months, the intensity of different movements
has affected civic life in the city but I am confident that the city
will pass through this phase. The police have the responsibility to
bring normalcy as quickly as possible."
Khan, who served in the city in different positions for the last six
years, said he was taking over as the police chief of the historic
city with a sense of humility and pride.