Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 06:00 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Himanshu Roy, who is going to take over the charge of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday, said he would change the misconception among people that a certain community was being targeted.

Roy also said he would rope in more people from the minority communities in the ATS. This, he said, would help in bringing about the change and also aid investigations. Currently, there are hardly any policemen from the minority communities in the ATS. Their recruitment would also help in understanding various documents written in Urdu.

Roy is filling in the post left vacant by Rakesh Maria, who has been appointed promoted to the post of the Mumbai police commissioner.

Replying to a question about the not so good equation between the ATS and the crime branch, Roy said that the two are sister agencies and they work together. Roy had the longest tenure at the crime branch. “My crime branch tenure will definitely give people confidence while I am in ATS,” he added.

Roy also said that he would take all preventive steps, including human and technical intelligence, to avert any untoward incident. He added that frequent public meetings would be conducted to hear citizens’ problems and solving them would be their priority.

Measures will be taken to improve relations with all the intelligence agencies working in the country as terrorism is a problem that has to be dealt with together, he said.


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