Force One equivalent to NSG: Maha govt to HC
Force One, the commando force raised after the November 26 Mumbai terror attack, is modelled on the elite National Security Guards, State told the High Court today.
Mumbai: Force One, the commando force
raised after the November 26 Mumbai terror attack, is modelled
on the elite National Security Guards, State told the High
The High Court, which is hearing PILs filed by
advocate V P Patil and others on security lapses that led to
the attack, had earlier remarked that state should have
commandos stationed in Mumbai.
The court had also sought a report on measures taken
in the aftermath of attacks.
Public Prosecutor P A Pol today filed a confidential
Talking about the commando unit, he said that "Force
One is equivalent of NSG".
The new force, headquartered in Mumbai, is headed by
IPS officer Sadanand Date, who himself was injured battling
the terrorists at Cama Hospital on the night of November 26.
After reading the report, division bench of Justices
Ranjana Desai and V K Tahilramani said, "we are happy with
whatever has been done...we hope that State will go on lending
support to commandos force."
During the attack, NSG team had to be flown from New
Delhi, and its operation started only on the morning of
The court also said that now PILs should be disposed
off, as they can`t go on indefinitely.
As not all the lawyers in these PILs were present,
court adjourned hearing to July 26.