Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 19
The authorities at this time issued an order to right away withdraw about 10,000 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel from Jammu & Kashmir. The resolution got here after a overview of the UT’s safety state of affairs by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
According to the MHA order, a choice has been taken “to withdraw 100 companies of the CAPFs with immediate effect from J&K and revert these to their respective locations”. A CAPF firm has an operational power of round 100 personnel.
As per the order, 4,000 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and a pair of,000 every of Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) have been ordered to be withdrawn from the UT.
According to MHA officers, the transfer is indicative of the enhancing state of affairs within the newly carved out UT. This is the largest de-induction of those forces after extra troops have been rushed to J&Okay simply earlier than the scrapping of particular standing to the erstwhile state.
The Home Ministry had final withdrawn 10 CAPF firms from the UT in May, whereas 72 such items have been taken out in December final yr.
Officials mentioned the CRPF authorities had been requested to make preparations for airlifting these items to Delhi and different places. During the safety overview, it was felt the counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist grid was intact within the UT. The troops withdrawn could possibly be despatched for the a lot required relaxation, recuperation and coaching.
It was additionally felt that with winters about to set in, it will have been an onerous activity to maintain these items in makeshift, non permanent dwelling items, particularly within the Valley.
Three militants killed in Shopian, Handwara
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