Need for the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) has once again been revived with the Hyderabad twin blasts killing 16 people and injuring over 100 last Thursday evening, said reports.
The demand for the coordination agency after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was postponed as several state governments were against the move owing to the fact that they felt it would violate their autonomy, since NCTC was empowered to search and arrest any person without informing local administration. .
NCTC´s demand was promulgated by P Chidambaram during his term as Union Home Minister and is now carried forward by his successor Sushil Kumar Shinde, who is talking to the state governments to persuade them in giving a nod to the anti-terror hub formation.
According to reports, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was against the NCTC, has now realised the need for the same.
"She (Banerjee) is willing. But other chief ministers are opposing it. We have to hold talks with them also," Shinde was quoted as saying after a meeting with Banerjee on Monday.