Special Combat Unit to be deployed in Vadodara for immersion

Special Combat Unit (SCU), a specialised police force, will be deployed in the city during immersion of Lord Ganesh idols on September 22, Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said on Saturday.

Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 21:09 PM IST

Vadodara: Special Combat Unit (SCU), a
specialised police force, will be deployed in the city during
immersion of Lord Ganesh idols on September 22, Police
Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said on Saturday.

SCU personnel are trained to tackle all sorts of
crime-related situations, including terror attacks.
According to Asthana, Vadodara is the first city in
the country to have such a force.

Talking to PTI, he said "SCU was formed keeping in
mind the city`s requirements on the crime front in the next 15
to 20 years."

Fifty Constables falling in the 18-25 age group were
provided special training and inducted into SCU. They are
armed with AK 47s and modern revolvers and pistols.
A women`s wing of SCU is on the anvil, said Asthana.

PTI