Tuesday, December 9, 2008

News watch 09.12.2008

ಜನಾನುರಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಪರ ರೈತ , ಎಡ ಪಂಥೀಯ ಉಗ್ರರಿಂದ ಹತರಾದ ಕೇಶವ ಯದಿಯಾಲರ ಮನೆಗೆ ತೆರಳಿ, ಡಾ ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ಸಾಂತ್ವನ, ಪರಿಹಾರ ಚೆಕ್ ವಿತರಣೆ

Acharya trains guns on media
Express News Service
BANGALORE: Home Minister V S Acharya vented his ire on the media for the negative campaign on the Home Department and urged scribes to stop commenting on the police department’s strengths and weaknesses.
he was speaking at a press conference here on Monday. Referring to the display of outdated ammunition at the recent show of arms, post the Mumbai terror strike, Acharya said: “Expired arms and ammunition are always put on display so that they do not trigger off even by accident.” “Even during Republic Day we display limited arms and ammunition at Delhi and elsewhere in the country. Does this mean that the country has only those equipment?” he said, asking the media not to dig out information related to the police force.
It is not fair to comment on the department, he said, referring to detailed reports on the kind of arms the police posses and their strength and shortage of staff. He also squarely denied allegations of former home minister Mallikharjun Kharge that the government had not paid enough money to the Centre to procure arms. “This is unfortunate. Being a former home minister, he should not have made such comments,” Acharya said.
“We are equipped with men and machines and will procure any equipment as and when required,” Acharya said.
He was also critical of human right activists who make an issue of any encounter of extremist forces. “Why are they keeping quiet even after such a big terror strike on Mumbai,” he asked, pointing at the double standards adopted by activists.

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