New Delhi | WTNS | August 20:Around 10,000 paramilitary forces personnel will be immediately withdrawn from the Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government said in an order on Wednesday evening. The forces were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir in August last year as a precautionary measure when the Centre ended the state’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.
The decision was taken after the Union Home Ministry reviewed the deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces or CAPFs in the union territory.
“It has been decided to withdraw 100 Coys of CAPFs with immediate effect from J&K and revert back to their respective locations,” the order read.
According to the order, of the 100 companies, 40 will be from the Central Reserve Police Force and 20 each of the Central Industrial Security Force, the Border Security Force and the Sashastra Seema Bal. The companies will now go wherever they were deployed before being moved to Jammu and Kashmir.
In May, the home ministry had withdrawn 10 CAPF companies from Jammu and Kashmir. A CAPF company has an operational strength of around 100 personnel.