Centre orders quick withdrawal of 10,000 troops from J-Okay

New Delhi, August 19

The Centre has ordered “immediate” withdrawal of about 10,000 paramilitary forces personnel from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, officers stated on Wednesday.

They stated the choice was taken after the Ministry of Home Affairs reviewed the deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) within the union territory (UT).

A senior official advised PTI {that a} whole of 100 CAPF firms have been ordered to be withdrawn “immediately” and revert to their base areas within the nation from the place they had been mobilised to the UT publish the abrogation of Article 370 final 12 months.

As per the instructions, a complete of 40 firms of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and 20 every of the Central Industrial Security Force, the Border Security Force and the Sashastra Seema Bal, will likely be taken out of Jammu and Kashmir by this week.

A CAPF firm has an operational power of about 100 personnel.

The residence ministry had final withdrawn about 10 CAPF firms from the UT in May.

With the newest de-induction, the CRPF can have about 60 battalions (about 1,000 personnel in every battalion) within the Kashmir Valley other than only a few models of different CAPFs.  PTI


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