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OCTOPUS, the anti terror outfit, to be headed by an Additional DGP
OCTOPUS

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OCTOPUS, the anti terror outfit, to be headed by an Additional DGP
Nearly 4,000 candidates to be recruited in the first phase

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OCTOPUS, the anti terror outfit, to be headed by an Additional DGP

Nearly 4,000 candidates to be recruited in the first phase

Hyderabad, September 7, 2007

The intelligence cum combat outfit, contemplated by the State Government to fight terrorism has been named OCTOPUS - Organization to counter Terrorist Operations. Octopus will be headed by an Additional DGP and will have various wings including special (intelligence) branches at city, district and state levels.

According to a press release issued by the CMO's office, the Chief Minister, Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy reviewed the situation in the State on Friday and the Octopus will have basically three wings. They are Intelligence and Analysis Wing that would collect intelligence inputs and sub divisional, district, city and state levels, Technical Wing would monitor communication, forensic and cyber related activities and Research and Analysis Wing that would undertake data interpretation analysis, inter agency co-ordination and planning.

The OCTOPUS would undertake surveillance operations by way of shadowing, recording, interceptions; field operations through assault teams and bomb disposal squads and rescue operations equipped with ambulances and para medical teams. According to the release, the total strength would be of the order of 1,34, 000 including deputations and transfers. Nearly 4000 candidates will be recruited in the first phase, the release said.

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OCTOPUS, the anti terror outfit, to be headed by an Additional DGP
Nearly 4,000 candidates to be recruited in the first phase

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