Can hunt but not ‘hound’

The Centre’s call to all state governments to raise special anti-Naxal or anti-terror forces on the lines of ‘Greyhounds’ in Andhra Pradesh....

Published: January 19, 2009 12:57 am

The Centre’s call to all state governments to raise special anti-Naxal or anti-terror forces on the lines of ‘Greyhounds’ in Andhra Pradesh was met with a curious objection from West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee recently. At the chief ministers’ conference earlier this month,Bhattacharjee said ‘hounds’ was a strange name to give to a police force which,after all,existed to maintain law and order and was not supposed to have any animal instincts. He suggested a more humane name. Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan promptly responded by informing the gathering that his state had named its special police force C-60. Nobody has a clue as to where that name originated.

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