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‘More CAPFs being deployed in J&K for L&O, anti-militancy Ops’

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Srinagar, Jul 26: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved deployment of 100 additional companies of paramilitary forces in J&K to strengthen the counter-insurgency grid and to maintain law and order situation, an official order that has gone viral on the social networking sites, reveals.

The order reads that in order to strengthen the “counter-insurgency grid as well as for maintaining law and order situations in Jammu and Kashmir, deployment of additional 100 companies of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPFs), will be made in J&K.”

A senior police official confirmed that the MHA has granted formal sanction for the deployment of additional forces after getting the consent from the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

“It was in the pipe-line and today we have got the formal approval. The additional forces are for maintaining law and order and to strengthen the counter-insurgency grid in the state,” the police official said.

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