Passport Seva Kendra at Thripunithura inaugurated
Kochi 02-04-2012: CM and External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna along with minister E Ahamed today inaugurated the Passport Seva Kendra at near Thripunithura.
CM said that the State government could not accept the bond offer made by the vessel owners on paper. They should furnish proper guarantees and the accept the conditions laid down by the court. The Centre had assured the State all support in this regard.
On sea piracy, especially by Somali pirates, CM said the Ministries of External Affairs, Defence and Home were working together to meet the menace. The government had taken steps to minimise the threat but needs to do a lot more.
CM assured Mercy George, wife of George Joseph who was abducted by Somalian pirates two years ago, that all possible efforts would be taken to ensure his release.
CM said that a meeting of the senior police officers would be convened within a fortnight for clearing the bottle necks in the online clearance of police verification of certificates.