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Centre to deploy additional 18 CRPF companies in Rajouri, Poonch

Centre to deploy additional 18 CRPF companies in Rajouri, Poonch
Centre to deploy additional 18 CRPF companies in Rajouri, Poonch

NEW DELHI: In response to recent terrorist assaults in Rajouri district that resulted in the deaths of civilians, the Central Reserve Police Force would send an additional 18 companies (or 1800 troops) to Jammu & Kashmir.

In the districts of Poonch and Rajouri, personnel will be stationed.

As per sources, eight CRPF companies would be deployed very soon from adjacent deployment zones in Jammu and Kashmir, while ten CRPF units are being hurried from Delhi.

The decision was prompted by a recent directive issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs in response to intelligence of a terror strike in the Jammu region, as per the sources.

According to the police, an explosion earlier this week in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir’s Dangri hamlet claimed the lives of two children and injured at least five others. According to police, the explosion was heard close to the residence of one of the terrorist attack victims from Sunday.

Another suspected IED was detected in Upper Dangri village, around eight kilometres from Rajouri town, according to ADGP Mukesh Singh.

Officials stated the explosion happened near the residence where terrorists killed four civilians and injured many more in a shooting incident on Sunday evening.

Since Sunday evening, about a dozen individuals have allegedly been injured in two terrorist incidents. The injured were being treated at a hospital in Jammu.

In the first incident, two armed terrorists barged into three homes spaced by around 50 metres on Sunday evening and began fire indiscriminately. Four persons were killed and six others were injured in the incident.

The family of the victims of the event will receive 10 lakh in compensation and a government job, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha stated on Monday. He stated that the critically injured will receive Rs. 1 lakh. Following the deaths of two civilians outside an Army base on December 16, this was the second instance of a civilian being slain in Rajouri district in the previous two weeks. (ANI)


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Centre to deploy additional 18 CRPF companies in Rajouri, Poonch