10,000 CRPF men to fight Maoists
Government has decided to deploy nearly 10,000 CRPF personnel for anti-naxal operations in Maoist-affected states of the country.delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2012 00:00 IST
Government has decided to deploy nearly 10,000 CRPF personnel for anti-naxal operations in Maoist-affected states of the country.
The CRPF, which is the mainstay for anti-Maoist operations, has already deployed 75,000 men for the purpose apart from few battalions of other central forces like BSF and ITBP.
Top sources in the paramilitary force said the Union home ministry has asked the CRPF to deploy six additional battalions in naxal-violence hit areas after withdrawing them from Jammu and Kashmir while about four other units can be picked from the regular training contingents.
The force has initiated the process and the final inductions will take place in a phased manner, they said.
CRPF chief Pranay Sahay had said the force will work to bring more areas into the mainstream which has no presence of government machinery.