Monday, November 15, 2010

Karnataka to have special Commando Force

BY Team Mangalorean Mysore

Mysore, Nov 15: Karnataka will soon constitute a special commando force to face any challenges from anti-social elements, Home Minister R Ashok said today.

Speaking to newsmen here, he said the special commando force with 300 members was given special training to handle all kinds of situation, including terrorist and naxal activities, besides communal clashes. People with special skills have been selected to the force, trained under the National Security Force and Central Reserve Forces.

He said a retired top Army official had been taken on contract basis for three years to oversee the entire force, he added.

Referring to naxal activities in the state, he said the department had taken necessary steps to prevent naxal activities.

"We are taking all possible steps and keeping a strict vigil on naxal movements. The government's main aim is to curb all activities including the naxal and terrorist activities," he said.

He said it was decided to increase intelligence system in the naxal-infested areas besides mounting strict vigil. The government was also planning bring in a change in the life of naxals who had surrendered before the police with complete rehabilitation to bring them into the mainstream. If these measures fail then the police would take its own course of action against any kind of naxal movement in the state, he warned.

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