Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday had a spate of meetings with central leaders, including Prime Minister Mamohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram over re-orientation and re-organisation of paramilitary forces in the state.
Omar, who is in the national capital, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and later Chidambaram and in both the meetings, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan also participated.
During the meeting, the chief minister gave a detailed presentation of security situation in the state and said "any move to replace the CRPF has to be done in a cautious manner and it has to be ensured that no vacuum is created."
"There are more than 70 battalions of CRPF and the strength of state police, including the India Reserve Police put together is 25. We need to argument the numbers before taking any decision on replacing the paramilitary forces in the state with state police," he said.
During the 45-minute long meeting with the Prime Minister and Home Minister separately, Omar also briefed them about the security situation in the state and the frequent law and order problem arising out of agitations.
The chief minister briefed them about the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and also the recent progress report on Prime Minister's reconstruction Plan.