This outfit was created by Government of Maharashtra to counter the menace of terrorism. It aims at collecting and collating information about anti-national elements working in any part of Maharashtra.
It works in co-ordination with Central Agencies, like IB, RAW.
ATS also keeps in touch with similar agencies of other States.
It aims at tracking and neutralizing activities of terror-groups , mafia and other organized crime syndicates, and detecting rackets of counterfeit currency notes and smuggling of narcotic substances.