Meerut: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) commando training center at Deoband in Saharanpur district. The center will be built in the town where the world famous Islamic seminary Darul Uloom is located.
Addressing a public meeting, the UP CM said, “A total of 56 commandos will be permanently stationed here. This is my message to terrorists: If you plot against the nation, our commandos will finish you, no matter what. You hide anywhere.”
“ATS has done a great job. During the previous regime, there were terrorist attacks on Ram Janmabhoomi, Sankat Mochan Mandir of Kashi, courts in Lucknow, CISF center in Rampur etc. They were regular, and terrorists used to change color like chameleons Similarly, Samajwadi Party’s babua (Akhilesh Yadav) is also saying that if they had a government, they would have built Ram Mandir. Now they are also saying that Lord Krishna is coming in their dreams.”
Spread over 2,000 sqm, the ATS center will have around 100 commandos who will keep a watch on the communally sensitive areas of western Uttar Pradesh. It will also have about 15 IPS officers.
The Yogi government plans to set up similar ATS centers across the state including Meerut, Bahraich, Shravasti and Gautam Buddha Nagar.