Anti-terrorism squads for important cities in MP

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Bhopal, Aug 21 (UNI) In order to meet challenges to security in view of serial bomb blasts that rocked Bengaluru and Ahemdabad recently, anti-terrorism squads are proposed to be constituted in important cities of Madhya Pradesh.

It was agreed in principle to okay a proposal to this effect at a meeting of senior officers of the Home Department held in the presence of the Home Minister Himmat Kothari, an official release said here today.

Anti-terrorism squads are already functioning in Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh at present.

Anti-terrorism squads are proposed to be raised at State Police Headquarters, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Khandwa and Ratlam.

A technical cell was being planned for the anti-terrorism squad proposed at PHQ. Besides, office building, vehicle, sophisticated weapons, equipments etc are proposed to be made available to these squads.

A task force of 175 police personnel, including three Superintendents of Police, seven Deputy Superintendents of Police, 13 Police Inspectors, 36 Sub-Inspectors of Police, 54 Head Constables and 62 constables would be deputed in the proposed anti-terrorism squads, the release added.

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