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Manipur to raise women IRB battalion

With increase in crimes committed by women and women militants, the Manipur government has decided to raise a women India Reserve Battalion, official sources said.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2009 09:43 IST
PTI

With increase in crimes committed by women and women militants, the Manipur government has decided to raise a women India Reserve Battalion (IRB), official sources said on Friday.

The decision to set up a women IRB battalion was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in Imphal on Thursday, the sources said.

A senior minister who attended the meeting told PTI on condition of anonymity that the cabinet also approved the recruitment of 1007 women constables for the battalion.

First Published: Jun 05, 2009 09:41 IST