Karnataka Commando Force taking shape: Ashoka

He told reporters that the force will comprise 300 personnel who are trained to counter any major security threats, including terrorist attacks. The commandos have been trained by the military. The force will display its prowess in Bangalore shortly.

The State government has decided to have its own Commando Force following the ghastly terrorist attack on the country’s financial capital of Mumbai in November 2008.

Ashoka said 100 personnel of the force will be stationed in Bangalore, while others will be deputed in cities like Belgaum and Mangalore and at key installations.

The force will be able to attend any emergency needs within no time and minimise the damage.

On the increasing underworld activities in Bangalore, he said the Mumbai underworld has been trying to spread its tentacles in Bangalore. But the government is taking all steps to nip it in the bud. The force will come in handy to deal with underworld activities, he said.
Additional charge sheet

The government has directed the police department to file an additional charge sheet against PDP leader and the prime accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast case Abdul Nazir Madani and four others. The government has also cleared a proposal to appoint a special public prosecutor to appear in the case against Madani, he said.

Ashoka said the police department has taken up modernisation of 31 police stations, including six in Bangalore, at a cost of Rs 22 crore. A proposal has been put up to open 15 new police stations in the State.

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