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Crucial meet on NCTC today

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NEW DELHI, March 11 � Amid escalating row over the Centre�s proposal for NCTC, top Home Ministry officials will try to allay apprehensions about the anti-terror body at a crucial meeting of chief secretaries and police chiefs of all states here tomorrow, reports PTI.

At the meeting, Home Ministry officials led by Home Secretary RK Singh will try to explain the scope and functions of the National Counter Terrorism Centre and make it clear that the proposed anti-terror hub will not infringe on states� power.

However, the meeting is unlikely to cut any ice as non- Congress chief ministers, who strongly objected to setting up of NCTC � a brainchild of Home Minister P Chidambaram � have been demanding discussions on the issue at the political level.

Over a dozen chief ministers have opposed the creation of NCTC on the ground that it would hurt the federal structure of the country. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of CMs to discuss the issue.

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Crucial meet on NCTC today

NEW DELHI, March 11 � Amid escalating row over the Centre�s proposal for NCTC, top Home Ministry officials will try to allay apprehensions about the anti-terror body at a crucial meeting of chief secretaries and police chiefs of all states here tomorrow, reports PTI.

At the meeting, Home Ministry officials led by Home Secretary RK Singh will try to explain the scope and functions of the National Counter Terrorism Centre and make it clear that the proposed anti-terror hub will not infringe on states� power.

However, the meeting is unlikely to cut any ice as non- Congress chief ministers, who strongly objected to setting up of NCTC � a brainchild of Home Minister P Chidambaram � have been demanding discussions on the issue at the political level.

Over a dozen chief ministers have opposed the creation of NCTC on the ground that it would hurt the federal structure of the country. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of CMs to discuss the issue.

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