Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Need skilled negotiator in anti-hijacking team: CP Yadav

Nagpur: City police chief SP Yadav, chairman of Aerodrome committee, stressed on the requirement of a skilled negotiator for engaging the culprits rather than rely on the officers untrained in such exercise. Yadav, who chaired a meeting of the committee on Monday, also suggested that expert in 'Pashto' language is also required to be empanelled viewing the heightened activities of terror groups like, IS and Taliban, in north Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The review meeting of the Aerodrome committee, which is held biannually, revolved mostly around the latest threat perception and fine tuning security at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar international airport security according to the inputs garnered. Sources said that the lacuna revealed following the last mock security drill at the airport was also debated in presence of the senior police and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The position of the isolation bay was also discussed in the meeting which was also participated by Abhadhesh Prasad, convenor of the committee and senior airport director for Mihan India Limited (MIL), Roshan Kamble, airport director of Airport Authority of India and others.
CP Yadav, official negotiator of the anti-hijacking team which is supervised by Aerodrome committee, said that state at present has only two trained negotiators, including a woman inspector of Mumbai crime branch, who have received special training from Interpol. "CISF should depute officers for training from agencies like Interpol for handling the tasks of negotiations to engage the hijackers," said Yadav.
16/03/16 Soumittra S Bose/Times of India
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