Anti-terrorism squads for important cities in MP

Subscribe to Oneindia News

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.


Please Wait while comments are loading...