Hours after the Mumbai High Court passed stringent strictures against the Congress-led democratic Front government, the state got a new ATS chief. The post of the ATS Chief was vacant for over six months after the death of Hemant karkare in the 26/11 terror attack. Home Minister Jayant patil has now asked additional director-general of police – railways K P Raghuvanshi to take up the reins of the sqad. The post of ATS chief has also been elevated to the rank of additional director-general. Earlier, the HC reprimanded the state government for not appointing a chief to the elite squad even seven months after Mumbai witnessed its “worst terror attack”. Government pleader Satish Borulkar had told the court that after Karkare was killed, additional director general of police (railways) Raghuvanshi held additional charge as ATS chief. The court had felt there was a “lack of will” on the government’s part to appoint the fittest of officers to head the ATS. The court directed the government to take steps towards the new appointment. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.
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