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CRPF deployed in Naxal-affected states: R.P.N. Singh

New Delhi , Tue, 07 May 2013 ANI

New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh has informed that the Union Government has deployed Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the LWE-affected states to assist the state police in conducting anti-naxal operations.

"The deployment of CAPFs (including CRPF) is a dynamic process and is based on requirements projected by the State Governments, availability of Force and the security situation in a particular location. The deployment of CAPFs (including CRPF) keeps changing from time to time. However, at present a total number of 532 coys of CAPFs have been deployed in the LWE affected States," said Singh in written reply to a question by R. Thamaraiselvan in the Lok Sabha today.

Singh further said some of the LWE affected States including Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha have demanded additional battalions of CAPFs, including CRPF.

"As stated above, the decision on deployment of additional battalion in the LWE affected States is taken on the basis of requirement of the State Governments, availability of Force and other ground realities. Recently, taking into consideration the requests of the State Governments, a decision has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide 10 additional battalions of CAPFs including 05 battalions of CRPF to Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and Chhattisgarh," he added. (ANI)

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