BHOPAL : Security agencies of the country are hamstrung because of lack of a comprehensive data base of citizens, former DGP Surendra Sinh said while addressing a seminar at Maulana Azad Central Library here on Saturday.

The topic of the seminar was ‘Internal Security and Citizen’s Responsibility’. The former DGP said that if all the citizens are allotted Aadhaar numbers, the problem can be solved to some extent.

He also added that the nation was facing internal security challenges in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, North-East and many other parts. Naxalism was also a big challenge.

He claimed that the main threat to the nation is from drug peddling and fake currency. Terror outfits are funded by profits from drug trade. Fake currency is also a major threat. It has the potential of destroying the country’s economy.

He said that it was the responsibility of every citizen to keep their eyes open. Everyone should keep an eye on one’s neighbours and outsiders.

“If you find anything suspicious, inform the police. Your name will be kept a secret”, he added.

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