CRPF to Deploy 5 Additional Companies in J&K

In the wake of recent civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is sending five additional companies to the Union Territory (UT), and the deployment of these companies will be completed within one week.

A senior CRPF officer, requesting anonymity, told ANI that the deployment is part of an earlier move of the central government under which 25 companies of CRPF have already been deployed since the cases of civilian killings started being reported last month.

“Considering recent civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir, five additional CRPF teams are being sent to the Union Territory. These companies will be deployed there within a week. The force earlier had sent 25 companies in J&K,” a source told.

The decision to send five more teams to J&K has come after the terrorists shot dead a salesman Ibrahim Khan of Bandipore district at Srinagar in the UT on Monday. This was the second such attack on a civilian in the city this week after constable Tawseef Ahmad Wani, 29, killed Srinagar’s Batamaloo region on Sunday.

Besides, 25 BSF companies were also deployed by the Centre in J-K earlier.

The CRPF officer also said that the force had intensified its checking in the Valley, and nearly 15,000 people, including those travelling in almost 8,000 vehicles, are being checked every day.