Uttar Pradesh constables to undergo commando trainingDecember 11th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Ghaziabad (UP), Dec 11 (ANI): In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, the police forces of Uttar Pradesh have decided to raise a team of 100 men from its existing team of constables to combat militant attacks.
The National Security Group (NSG) commandoes who emerged as the real heroes in the Mumbai terror strikes would help in training these constables.
Code-named as the Quick Reaction Team of Ghaziabad, they are begin their month long training from the last week of December.
“Whatever infrastructure we have would be utilized properly to train hundred commandoes to combat any militant attacks. The commandoes would be trained properly according to the recent technology used by the militants,” said L. Ravi Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police.
The CCTV footage of the Mumbai terror strikes has revealed how inefficient the police had been proved by the militants because of lack of proper training and ammunitions.
The residents of Ghaziabad are happy with the decision of the police to finally take some concrete step to ensure the security of the citizens. “This is a very good step. The team which is being raised would help in preventing such militant attacks,” said Ajay Verma, a resident.
The group of these handpicked constables turned commandoes would be amongst the first to rush to spot in case of an emergency. With the ability to act quickly and swiftly they are to take control of the situation within an hour of crisis till the reinforcement arrives. (ANI)
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