CRPF

  • RAF to set up five new battalions in country: DG CRPF October 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Rapid Action Force (RAF) will set up five new battalions in the country, Director General, Central Reserve Protection Force (CRPF) announced in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. "The Centre has realised usefulness of RAF and therefore has decided to set up five new RAF battalions across the country," Dilip Trivedi, DG of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to flag off CRPF marathon on October 12 September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar will flag off the first-ever 'unity' marathon run being hosted here by the country's largest paramilitary CRPF on October 12. The force will conduct 'Run for Unity' half-marathon as part of celebrating 75 years of its raising in 2014. "Master blaster Sachin...
  • Srinagar: Terrorists open fire at CRPF bunker, kill one September 26, 2014

    Srinagar: Terrorists opened fire at a CRPF bunker and shot dead a jawan in Aalikadal area of the city on Friday, a senior official of the force said. "Militants attacked our personnel at Aalikadal in downtown city this evening, resulting in injuries to one jawan," the officer said. He said the injured...
  • CRPF suspends 17 personnel for lapses during Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force on Saturday suspended 17 personnel for alleged lapses during the Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh which took place in March this year. Twenty policemen were killed when their search party was ambushed in Chhattisgarh. A further probe on the matter is expected to take...
  • CRPF eyes bullet proof vehicles as VVIP protection duties rise August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With an increasing number of highprofile personalities coming under its security cover, the Central Reserve Police Force has decided to provide these VVIPs with bulletproof protection during their movements across the country. The force, which has recently been entrusted with the security of BJP chief Amit Shah under...
  • Border violence: Locals slam Assam police August 21, 2014

    Guwahati The situation along the AssamNagaland border remains tense after three people were killed in police firing on Wednesday. Even as the Chief Ministers of both states have decided to put in place a joint mechanism to prevent similar flare ups, the anger is palpable among the locals. CRPF soldiers...
  • Frustrated with the exploitation by senior cadres, seven Maoists surrender in Raipur August 20, 2014

    Seven Maoists, including their two selfstyled hardcore deputy commanders, involved in serious criminal offences, on Wednesday surrendered before the CRPF in Raipur. The rebels, one of them a woman, surrendered at the headquarters of 65 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force at Baradera on Wednesday afternoon, battalion Commandant Satyendra Kumar Singh...
  • Blame game between Centre, Gogoi over brutal security crackdown at AssamNagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The blame game has begun on Wednesday between the Narendra Modi government and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over the brutal security crackdown and deteriorating situation at the AssamNagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. The Ministry of Home...
  • 3 CoBRA personnel injured in an encounter with Naxals in Kodanar forests August 19, 2014

    Three CoBRA jawans were on Monday injured in a gunbattle between paramilitary forces and Maoists in insurgencyhit Dantewada district. The encounter took place in restive forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police Station limits when security forces were returning after an antiNaxal operation in the region early this morning, Dantewada Superintendent of...
  • Naxal arrested in Kondagaon August 14, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested by a joint team of security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Kondgaon district, a day ahead of the Independence day celebrations, police said. "Jan militia cadre Ramnath alias Billu (27) was apprehended from his native place Rengagodi under Bayanar police station limits," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit...
  • Naxal arrested in Kanker during searching operation August 13, 2014

    Security forces on Wednesday apprehended a suspected Naxal from the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh during an operation. Officials said the incident occurred in the Ghumsimund forests of the district early on Wednesday when a patrol squad of forces led by paramilitary CRPF was out for an operation. "A Naxal commander Phool Singh...
  • Murtunda forests: 2 CRPF personnel killed in an encounter with Maoists August 10, 2014

    Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and another was injured in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Bijapur district on Sunday, police said. The exchange of fire took place in the forests of Murtunda village under the Basaguda police station limits in which two CRPF men were...
  • CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Naxals August 9, 2014

    A CRPF jawan was killed on Saturday in an exchange of fire with Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The incident took place at Murdanda village under the Avapalli police limits when a CRPF patrol team from 168th battalion were proceeding for a roadopening, and Naxals opened indiscriminate fire...
  • Govt deploys 1,000 fresh BSF personnel to bolster antiNaxal ops July 30, 2014

    The government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Chhattisgarh to bolster antiNaxal operations in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be inducted to operate in Kanker district of the state, situated in the southern part of the state just...
  • Naxal killed in faceoff with CRPF Sukma district July 28, 2014

    A Naxal was killed and three personnel of Central Reserve Police Force including an assistant commandant were injured in a shootout in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, police said. The incident took place in the forest near Ramaram village under Chintagufa police station limits, Sukma Superintendent of Police D Shrawan told...
  • Maoist involved in killing of two CRPF personnel held July 27, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist allegedly involved in the killing of two CRPF personnel during the recently held Lok Sabha elections was arrested on Sunday from a forest area of Munger district in Bihar, police said. Arrested Maoist Bipin Mandal was a named accused in the attack on CRPF personnel in Munger on...
  • Retd CRPF officer held for brother's murder July 27, 2014

    A 71yearold retired deputy commandant of CRPF has been arrested for allegedly shooting dead his younger brother and seriously injuring his nephew over a property dispute here, police said on Sunday. "The accused, identified as Rajbhan Singh, allegedly shot dead his brother Raj Lalan (61), a retired DeputySuperintendent of Police, yesterday...
  • Centre extends help to UP CM to ensure communal harmony in Saharanpur July 26, 2014

    New Delhi/Saharanpur: The Centre has stepped in to control the situation after violence in Saharanpur killed two people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the district. The Home Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also...
  • Eight Naxals carrying rewards arrested July 24, 2014

    Eight wanted Naxals, three of them carrying rewards on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgencyhit Bastar region on Thursday, police said. Seven ultras were held from separate places under Bayanar police station limits of Kondagoan district this afternoon, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told PTI. Acting...
  • Top Naxal commander killed in Jharkhand July 23, 2014

    A top Naxal commander and aide of dreaded Maoist leader Kundan Pahan was on Wednesday killed by security forces in a predawn encounter in the forests of Khunti district of Jharkhand. According to security officials, the executed Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI...
  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces in Khunti forests July 23, 2014

    In a predawn operation, security forces killed a prominent Naxal commander operating in Jharkhand in the forests of Khunti district of the state. According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters here, the Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI (Maoists) was gunned down by...
  • BJP MLAs demand safe return of Rajasthan pilgrims from Amarnath July 19, 2014

    BJP MLAs demanded that the Rajasthan government ensure the safe return of pilgrims from the state who were stranded in Kashmir following clashes at Amarnath Yatra base camp near Baltal. BJP MLA Gyandeo Ahuja sought attention of the Speaker and said that nearly 100 people who had gone to the pilgrimage...
  • Six wanted Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh July 18, 2014

    Six Naxals, carrying reward on their heads were arrested on Friday during a joint search operation by security personnel in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and district force from restive Koranda forests under Benoor police station...
  • Four wanted Naxals held in Chhattisgarh July 16, 2014

    Security forces on Wednesday apprehended four suspected Naxalites, carrying rewards on their heads, from Maoistaffected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. The suspected Naxals were held by a patrol squad led by paramilitary CRPF from the KorendaBenur axis of the district. The apprehended Naxals have been identified as Rajman (35), Somnath (35), Rejju alias...
  • Suspected Maoist arrested in Jamui July 13, 2014

    The Bihar Police on Sunday arrested a suspected Maoist from Bardiha forest area of Jamui district in a joint operation with CRPF's Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit. Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Upendra Kumar Singh said a .315 bore rifle, six bullets, one transmitter, three umbrellas and a bag...
  • Three Naxals arrested in separate operations in West Singhbhum district July 10, 2014

    Acting on information, the district armed police and CRPF launched a search operation in Goirabeda jungle under Manoharpur police station and intercepted two persons travelling on a motorcycle on Wednesday, Superintendent of Police NK Singh said. Singh told a press conference that the duo identified as Radhe Shyam Soy and Sukhdeo...
  • Commandant killing: CRPF team arrests three suspected Naxals July 4, 2014

    A CRPF team combing Lakharia forest region in Bihar's Jamui district nabbed three hardcore Maoists, including a woman, suspected to be involved in the encounter in which a Commandant was killed on Friday morning. The Naxals were identified as Mini alias Rina, wife of top Maoist commander Siddhu Koda, Raju Soren...
  • CRPF officer killed in a fierce gunbattle during antiNaxal operation July 4, 2014

    A CRPF officer was killed on Friday during an antiNaxal operation in Jharkhand's Giridih district. The incident happened early Friday morning when a joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police was out for an operation in Lakheri area of Giridih district. Officials said a heavy exchange of...
  • Security forces, Maoists exchange gunfire June 30, 2014

    Security forces and Maoists on Monday exchanged gunfire near Badkitand village in Giridih district. Jawans of the CRPF's 26th battalion rushed to the village after getting information that the rebels had assembled there, Superintendent of Police Kranti Kumar said. On sighting the security force, the leftwing guerrillas fired at them and...
  • Panel probing allegations of SOP violations to report to IG, CRPF, Chhattisgarh June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a serving CRPF commando Sujoy Mandal turned whistleblower on CNNIBN, the CRPF has ordered an IG level inquiry into the allegations made. The probe panel will constitute of a DIG level officer and three members from outside. This team will submit its report to the...