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Top News Story 10 CAPF companies moved from Jammu, 9 go to Maha.


new Delhi, May 16
The Union Home Ministry on Saturday ordered withdrawal of 10 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and sent nine such units to Maharashtra, officials said.
They said the 10 units comprising over 1,000 personnel are being withdrawn from the Jammu region of the Union Territory. No units of the paramilitary forces deployed in Kashmir have been touched, the officials said.
Among these 10, three companies belong to the CISF and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police each, while two each are from the CRPF and the Sashastra Seema Bal, as per an order issued by the Union Home Ministry.
These forces work under the ministry's command for rendering a variety of internal security duties and border guarding.
The Home Ministry, meanwhile, also released nine companies — four from the Rapid Action Force, two from the Central Reserve Police Force and three from the Central Industrial Security Force — for deployment in Maharashtra.
While five companies for Maharashtra are drawn from the 10 units being withdrawn from Jammu, the rest four have been released from the Mumbai-based unit of the RAF, CRPF's specialised counter-riots unit, they said.
The state had sought 20 Central Armed Police Forces companies recently to relieve its police personnel who, it said, were overworked during the lockdown. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had said state police have been working "day in and day out" to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the state. — PTI/TNS
Raf, crpf and cisf men shifted
The Home Ministry has released nine companies — four from the Rapid Action Force, two from the Central Reserve Police Force and three from the Central Industrial Security Force — for deployment in Maharashtra








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