The Antiterrorism Squad
- or, as it is usually called, the Anti-Terrorist Squad
- is a force of about 30 to 35 police officers in Mumbai, India
. This Squad has stopped several attacks in the country.
Additional Commissioner of Bombay Police Aftab Ahmed Khan is the founder of ATS. He was inspired by Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Special Weapons & Tactics to take control over modern day terrorism. After its formation in 1990, ATS's officers won 23 gallantry awards. On July 132007, Government of India decided that Bangalore, India will also set up its own Anti Terrorist Squad.
Termination by Satyendra Chauhan
This organization was formed on December 1990 and helped reduce the crime rate in Mumbai by 70%.
However there were many human rights violations by this organization. From extreme means of torture to public shootings. The most infamous one occurred at Lokhandwala on November 16, 1991, based on which a 2007 bollywood movie Shootout at Lokhandwala
was shot. The organization was terminated in January 1993. The leader of this program A.A-Khan was transferred as the ICP Anti Naxalite division to Nagpur on January 29, 1993 following the termination of the program. One month later on March 12
the Bombay blasts occurred, and the crime rate has increased since then.