Anti-Terrorism Squad to be formed in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Jharkhand cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to the formation of an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the state.

“The cabinet also gave its approval to create 243 ATS posts. The ATS will be headed by an official of the rank of Superintendent of Police,” said an official.

Jharkhand has turned into a haven for terrorists and two terrorists involved in the 2002 American Center attack in Kolkata were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Hazaribagh district.

The accused of Patna’s Gandhi Maidan bomb blasts in 2013, that was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was also arrested from here.

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