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26/11 attacks: 1st batch of intelligence cadre out

A year after 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Maharashtra Government has focussed on strengthening the intelligence cadre, and the first batch is out on the job.

mumbai Updated: Nov 15, 2009 10:03 IST

A year after 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Maharashtra Government has focussed on strengthening the intelligence cadre, and the first batch is out on the job.

"The first batch of intelligence cadre trained at Maharashtra Intelligence Academy is out on the job and training for the next batch is on," a senior official from Home Department told PTI.

The intelligence agencies came under fire after the attacks, following allegations that they failed in providing information about the attacks to police department and the Government.

The Government claimed that it has done a lot of work after the attacks, like upgradation of police force and forming Force One, an elite security force.

"A fund of Rs 126 crore was made available for the security measures and we would soon make the information on security measures taken public so that people know that lot of things have been done in the city for their security," the official said.

Setting up the Force One was a major step taken by the Government and its first batch is ready for assignment, the official said.

Over 1,600 young policemen from the state expressed their willingness to join the Force and were given rigorous training by Israeli and German trainers, he said.