Gurugram, Dec 20 (IANS) National Security Guard (NSG) commandos carried out a mock anti-terrorist drill in a multi-storey building here — and “killed two terrorists and injured one”.
Over 100 commandos, after a tip that three terrorists had entered the building of a multinational company on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway and taken people hostage, reached the spot at around 9.30 p.m. on Monday.
The commandos first set up a control room within half hour and evacuated the building before “gunning down” two terrorists and injuring one. The mock drill ended early on Tuesday.
The commandos, who came from their base camp in Manesar, were led by an officer of Group Commandant rank and had a bomb disposal robot as well as a dog squad.
The police too reached the spot after being informed about the “attack”.
“Private security guards at the building were not aware of what was happening and they thought terrorists were inside the building,” said an onlooker.
Traffic heading towards Hero Honda Chowk to reach the National Highway was diverted.
Later, SWAT commandos of Haryana Police reached the spot only to find it was a mock drill.
“The NSG usually conducts such exercises in Gurugram and other parts of the country but keeps such operations secret,” said a commando who did not wish to be named.