I&B Minister rules out move to bring back POTA
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  • Information and Broadcasting Minister and Cabinet spokesperson Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, briefing reporters after the special Cabinet meeting which discussed the security situation in the country after the Delhi blasts, ruled out any move to bring back the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) or introduce any additional laws to combat terror. He also announced that a series of measures to strengthen the intelligence machinery, including the creation of a research and technology wing in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to analyse the new modus operandi of terrorists, and steps to install gadgets such as closed circuit televisions and metal detectors in market places, were decided upon by the Cabinet1.