Special Commando Force launched on R-Day

Special Commando Force launched on R-Day

Special Commando Force launched on R-Day

The Special Commando Force (SCF), to ensure additional safety and security, constituted by the City Police department, was launched on Friday, during the 69th Republic Day, at the Torch Light Parade Grounds in Bannimantap here.

SCF personnel demonstrated a variety of safety measures to be taken during an emergency, such as terrorists attack against dignitaries, houses and on buses carrying passengers. A Mobile Command Centre, part of SCF, was also launched on the occasion.

City Police Commissioner A Subramanyeshwar Rao, who underwent a special training in the US in 2006, imparted training on counter-terrorism and operating sensitive cases to SCF team members.

The team will be specially trained for commando activities and to counter terrorism. The SCF force will be deployed to counter specific cases, especially during emergencies to ensure safety and security. The police department will provide advanced and suitable weapons to the team members and only personnel with dedication have been appointed to the force. During anti-terrorist operations, it is difficult to operate with AK-47 rifles. Thus, we are planning to provide more advanced weapons to counter terrorist activities, Rao said.

Young driver

Following the demonstration, the school students performed a dance to the tunes of patriotic songs as a mark of tribute to the commandos. Seven-year-old Rifah Taskeen, the youngest driver, who drives a 10-wheel truck, attracted the gathering by arriving on a vehicle, at the venue. Deputy Commissioner D Randeep honoured Taskeen.

Earlier, Public Works and District in-charge Minister H C Mahadevappa hoisted the national flag and received the guard of honor to mark the 69th Republic Day.