Monday, August 17, 2009

Orissa CM asks for NSG to train its police personnel

New Delhi, Aug 17(PTI) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the Centre to provide at least 10 trainers of the elite NSG to train the state police personnel in tackling left wing extremists.

"The police has to undergo specialised commando training to tackle urban terrorism. I would request the Union Home Minister to make available at least 100 personnel including 10 trainers of the NSG to our state," he said at the Chief Ministers' conference on Internal security here.

Statistics show that in the first half of 2009, there has been a 47 per cent increase in the number of naxal related incidents in the country as a whole and 57 per cent in the number of deaths of security personnel.

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