Sunday, August 16, 2009

IRP battalions get pre-induction training in J-K

Jammu, Aug 16 (PTI) Ahead of the withdrawal of CRPF battalions from Jammu and Kashmir, two battalions of Indian Reserve Police (IRP) from Punjab and Haryana are getting "pre-induction" training, including on human rights, to adapt to the conditions in the state, a senior police officer said.

"Two battalions of IRP from Punjab and Haryana have come to the state to replace Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Kathua and Jammu districts," he told PTI.

They are undergoing pre-induction training at Police Training school (PTC) in Kathua, he said.

The shifting of the CRPF is part of Centre's plan to move out at least 23 battalions of paramilitary forces from the state and deploy them in Naxal-hit areas.

These includes 16 battalions of the CRPF -- 10 from Kashmir valley and six from other areas in Jammu--, five of Border Security Force and two of Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

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