Cops need hostage rescue training: Chavan

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Thursday that there was a need to offer specialised training to policemen for hostage-like situations. He also added that an upgrading of police voice communication network was required.

Addressing policemen from different states at the second National Seminar on Counter Terrorism 2012, Chavan said, .

“There is a need for standardisation of equipment across the country, up gradation of police voice communication network and specialised training for hostage-like situations.”

He stressed on balancing tough legislations with human rights to successfully fight terrorism.

“Better security of vital installations and important personalities and a more responsible and efficient media role for better dissemination of information is also required,” he said.PTI



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