Special Police Operations
Team (SPOT) has been constituted
to better equip Uttar Pradesh-UP
Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in dealing
with any possible terror attack
or any other kind of eventuality,
Outlook India reports on
October 11. The team will help in
expediting cases and investigation,
besides assisting in cyber monitoring
of people involved in terror activities.
It will also help in the de-radicalising
activities, the ATS said in a release.
The team would initially have 694
posts, while 316 more posts would
be created for the ATS for quick
intelligence compilation, internet
monitoring and investigation of
events, the release said. Currently,
there are 264 posts in the ATS.
"The new force
will be ready to deal with bold
attacks (attacks on CRPF camps in
Rampur, Ayodhya and Pathankot),
an abduction and hostage crisis
and a bomb attack situation,"
the ATS said. Specialised commando
training would be given to the team
members for countering the ultras,
rescuing the victims during any
such attack and also for foiling
a subversive activity by responding
to an intelligence input in the
shortest possible time, it added.
The nature of the team would be
that of a high-risk operation team,
the release said.