AP: CM inaugurates headquarters of anti-terror unit OCTOPUS

Published: 13th August 2012 10:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2012 10:22 PM   |  A+A-


The headquarters building of Organization for Counter Terrorists Operations (OCTOPUS), the elite anti-terror commando unit of Andhra Pradesh Police, was today inaugurated by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at Begumpet here.

The building, constructed at the cost of Rs five crore, has a state-of-the-art conference hall and communication network. The work was executed by the Andhra Pradesh State Police Housing Corporation Ltd.

The Chief Minister also reviewed the activities of OCTOPUS and the construction work of Commando Training Centre at Ibrahimpatnam. Several issues pertaining to the police department were discussed, an official release said.

He also saw the sophisticated firearms accessories and equipment used by the OCTOPUS commandos.

The commandos gave a demonstration of their skills in `House Intervention Hostage Rescue' and an Israeli combat technique known as `Krav Maga' before the Chief Minister, state Home Minister P Sabita Indira Reddy, and Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy.

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