The Central Government has decided to immediately withdraw 10,000 paramilitary personnel from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. The decision has been taken after the Home Ministry reviewed the deployment of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) in Jammu and Kashmir.
A senior official told news agency PTI that the order to immediately return 100 CAPF companies to their base location has been issued by the Center. These companies were developed after the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashnir.
According to the Center’s directive, 40 companies of CRPF, 20 companies of CISF, Border Security Force and Sashastra Seema Bal will be sent out of Jammu and Kashmir this week. A CIAF company has 100 personnel. Earlier, in May 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs removed 10 companies of CAPF from Jammu and Kashmir.
Even after the current order of the Center, there will be 60 CRPF battalions in Jammu and Kashmir. One thousabd soldiers live in battalion. A few more units of CAPF will also be present in the valley.