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New anti-terrorist cell, women protection wing in Central Crime Branch

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The revamp takes the total number of wings under the CCB from five to six

The Central Crime Branch of the city police on Tuesday announced the formation of a new Anti-Terrorist Cell for Bengaluru. It has also formed a new unit for the protection of women, which until now was clubbed with the narcotics wing. This takes the total number of wings under the CCB from five to six. The homicidal and burglary squad has been merged with the organised crime wing.

Sandeep Patil , Joint Commissioner of Police (CCB), on Tuesday announced that the revamp was undertaken to ensure the safety of women. “The separation of the units will also allow the police to contain the drug menace effectively. Earlier, these two issues were dealt with by a single cell, which has been separated to provide more power to each wing,” he said.

Other wings in the CCB are organised crime, anti-narcotics, economics offences and special enquiry and the anti-terrorist cell.

“Apart from investigating cases on terrorism and taking preventive action, the ATC will supervise and follow up terror related cases and take them to their logical end,” said Mr. Patil.

The six CCB wings will be supervised by two DCPs — Kuldep Kumar R. Jain and K.P. Ravi Kumar.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, said: “The aim is to ensure that the city is a safe place for people, especially women and students.”

The police say this cell is important in the light of the fact that Bengaluru, being a major metro, is a target for terror cells.

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