Srinagar: The Centre has ordered withdrawal of about 10,000 paramilitary forces personnel from Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports said that, the decision was taken after the Ministry of Home Affairs reviewed the deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in the union territory (UT).
A senior official was quoted as saying by PTI that a total of 100 CAPF companies have been ordered to be withdrawn “immediately” and revert to their base locations in the country from where they were mobilised to the UT post the abrogation of Article 370 last year.
As per the directions, a total of 40 companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and 20 each of the Central Industrial Security Force, the Border Security Force and the Sashastra Seema Bal, will be taken out of Jammu and Kashmir by this week.
A CAPF company has an operational strength of about 100 personnel.