Cabinet backs re-forming internal troops

2016-12-15 13:35:18

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Law on Internal Troops, adopted in 1995, was repealed on January 16, 2014. With this, the functions of the internal troops were transferred to the police force.

Nevertheless, the Ministry of Justice and Domestic Affairs claims that it is indispesanble to re-form the internal troops with a compact structure and contingent and to ensure its self-sufficiency.

A draft law on internal troops were worked in consideration of the fact that the special functions of the internal troops are required for protection of state and public properties of particular importance, settle public chaos when necessary, protection of citizens and state properties in times of civil disorders, conducting of special operations against terror attack, and enforcement of quarantines during the natural calamities, disasters, wildfires and outbreaks of epidemic diseases of humans and animals.

The internal forces will be able to utilize kangaroo carriers, all-terrain vehicles, other vehicles equipped with special instruments and weapons, according to the bill.