Chandigarh on radar of terrorists: Police

Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 18:44

Chandigarh: Pointing out that Chandigarh has been on the radar of terrorists, the administration of the union territory has decided to induct more commandos in the Quick Reaction Team (QRT) constituted in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack of 2008.
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to not only
increase the strength of the QRT from 45 to 100 commandos,
trained on the pattern of the National Security Guards (NSG),
but also arm them with latest sophisticated weapons to stop
hi-tech terrorists from having the better of them in a given
situation.

S S Srivastava, SSP, Chandigarh Police, said here today
that the city has been on the "radar of terrorists".

"Recently, disturbing reports have come in hinting at the
presence of some suspected terrorists in the neighbouring
states. This made us take the decision to increase the
strength of QRT commandos and equip them better," he said.

Giving out details of the equipment and firearms being
provided to the commandos, Srivastava said they would be given
two bullet and grenade-proof vehicles costing Rs 50 lakh each.

The commandos will be armed with latest sophisticated
weapons.
The commandos will also be provided special kits given to
NSG commandos at the time of operation.

"The QRT personnel are being trained in making dynamic
entry into a building, dealing with active shooting
situations, rescuing entrapped hostages and citizens in the
custody of armed people, coping with cases of vehicle and bus
assaults and a variety of special threat and high risk
incidents besides bomb detection etc," Srivastava added.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 18:44

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