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Canines to assist CISF at RGIA Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Roy, Sweety and Max along with their friends Lucy, Bolt, Bhairav, Danny and Candy will soon assist Central Industrial Security (CISF) personnel at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad and Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru to detect explosives.

While the three canines — Roy, Sweety and Max — will be deployed at RGIA, their five friends will stand guard at the Bengaluru airport. The eight were among the 19th batch of 37 canines and their handlers who successfully passed out from the Integrated Intelligence Training Academy in Moinabad here on Friday.

The eight canines will be exclusively used for sniffing explosives. In addition to these, the Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations (OCTOPUS), an elite counter terrorism joint unit of the State, acquired four assault canines — Kinetic, Cub, Ninja, Minas and Rusthum — for carrying out operations to nab terrorists and kidnappers. The canines will first be deployed to assault terrorists or kidnappers at their hideouts.

The Intelligence Security Wing (ISW) acquired Maya for route inspection before the visit of VVIPs, while the City Security Wing (CSW) took Honey and Bunny for similar operations in the twin cities.

The Adilabad, Cyberabad and Suryapet police took tracker dogs Hunter, Rani and Deepa to gather clues at crime scenes. These dogs will be roped in if there is any grave offence — such as murder, robbery or dacoity — to get vital clues to trace the offenders.

The 37 dogs, mainly Labradors, German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers, underwent rigorous training for over eight months before being handed over to the police departments of various States and Central agencies after the passing out parade.

Stellar acts leave audience spellbound
Hyderabad: Scintillating performances by dog breeds during the passing out parade of the 19th batch basic canines and handlers course left the audience spellbound.

a canine jumps towards its handler during their passing-out parade in the city on Friday.
From saluting IG (Intelligence) V Naveen Chand with a flower basket to taking part in a hurdle jump with fire, and chasing a moving vehicle followed by other exhibits, the canines mesmerised senior police officials with their performances.

After inaugurating the anti-sabotage checks training ground, Naveen Chand witnessed a demo on blasting. He visited an indoor firing range, which was upgraded to a multi-purpose hall. He also inaugurated a grooming shed for canines.

Addressing the gathering, Naveen Chand appreciated officials for completing the training successfully and congratulated Intelligence Security Wing (ISW) IG and OSD MK Singh and other officers for their contribution in nurturing the academy.

Singh addressed the trainees and briefed the entire course report. CISF Additional Director-General of Police CV Anand and police officials from other States attended the event.

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