Central Reserve Police Force

  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a first such step for a central armed police force, CRPF has decided to honour its jawans and officers killed in action with the prefix 'Shaheed' in their names. The country's leading anti-Naxal operations force, which by virtue of its huge deployment has the highest casualty rate...
  • Five IEDs planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during polls recovered in Dantewada May 22, 2014

    Five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suspected to have planted by Naxals to harm security personnel during just-held parliamentary polls, were recovered on Thursday in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The joint team of security personnel found five IEDs – four of 5 kgs each and a 15 kg one...
  • Three Maoist cadres carrying rewards arrested in Bastar February 26, 2014

    Three Maoists, including two women, who carried rewards on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Maoist-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the police said in Raipur on Wednesday. Two Maoist cadres were nabbed from the Maraskol forest area under Dhaudai police station limits of Narayanpur district last evening, Narayanpur Additional...
  • One Maoist killed, another arrested in Khunti's Lebed village January 14, 2014

    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed a Maoist during a gun battle in Lebed village of Khunti district in Jharkhand and apprehended another on Tuesday morning. A CRPF official said the killed man was identified as Ramesh Pahan while Lal Mohan Pahan is the other rebel who was caught....
  • Six Naxals arrested in Sarguja December 23, 2013

    Six Naxals were arrested with a huge cache of arms and ammunition during a search operation in Sarguja region in Balrampur district of the state, police said on Monday. The ultras were nabbed while they were hiding in the forests of Kamardih and Mauhadih under Shankargarh police station area on Tuesday,...
  • Maoist informer held with 41 kg explosives October 27, 2013

    The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jharkhand Police arrested a Maoist informer in Ranchi and recovered 41 kg explosives from him, a CRPF official said Saturday. Ulfat Ansari, 30, was nabbed Friday evening from the Bhelwa Ghati area in Giridih district of the state following a tip-off. "The 41 kg...
  • CRPF recovers 3 kg explosives in West Bengal October 8, 2013

    Kolkata: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) recovered 3 kg explosives, including tiffin-box bombs, in a joint operation with the state police, a CRPF official said Tuesday. The CRPF troopers of 50th Battalion along with police have recovered 3 kg explosives - including two detonators fixed in two tiffin boxes and...
  • Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla commander arrested in Kashmir October 6, 2013

    A top guerrilla commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen involved in killings of two policemen and a civilian besides carrying out other terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley has been arrested, a police officer said on Saturday. Deputy Inspector General (North Kashmir range) JP Singh told reporters in north Kashmir's Sopore town...
  • 5 suspected Maoists arrested in CRPF-police joint operation September 27, 2013

    Five suspected Maoists, including two minors, were arrested during a search operation in Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, the police said on Friday. "Those arrested are organisations of supporters of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist)," a senior police official said. On reaching the Gorna village, a joint group of Central...
  • Hockey India inducts CRPF as associate member June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday inducted Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as an associate member and it can take part in all the national championships in future. Hockey India now has 13 associate members with 29 affiliated members and two state Olympic association members. CRPF hockey team has participated in...
  • Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified: CRPF DG January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified in Maoist violence-hit states including in Jharkhand, CRPF chief Pranay Sahay said on Friday as he described as "barbaric" the planting of a bomb in the body of a dead trooper. The CRPF Director General returned to New Delhi after his four-day visit...
  • Jharkhand: 11 CRPF personnel killed in clashes with Maoists January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Around 11 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed during an encounter with Maoists in the Latehar area of Jharkhand on Tuesday. Sources said that around 14 personnel had been injured and they had been airlifted to a Ranchi hospital for treatment. Reports indicated that there had...
  • C'garh: 2 dead in Naxal firing at CISF team in Dantewada November 4, 2012

    Dantewada: Two people reportedly died when alleged Naxals opened fire at a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) team posted at the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) mine project area in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh on Sunday morning. The dead included one CISF personnel. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team has been rushed...
  • Jharkhand: CRPF reaches out to tribal women October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: In Jharkhand, there's a new wave of positivity, especially among girls of the tribal areas. And it's all thanks to the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) new initiative to provide them with a better future. Stuck in a virtual civil war with Naxals on one side and the...
  • WB: 2 CRPF personnel killed during anti-Naxal ops October 1, 2012

    Kolkata: Two personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed on Sunday during an anti-Naxal operation conducted jointly by West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. The 184th battalion of the CRPF was engaged in search and combing operations in a forest in West Midnapore when the Naxals ambushed them,...
  • Protestors attack paramilitary camp at Srinagar February 10, 2009

    Srinagar:>/b> Protestors demanding the removal of a paramilitary camp from their area clashed with security forces here on Tuesday. The protestors alleged that the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed in Maisum area had beaten the shopkeepers and ransacked their shops. Police had to resort to ”lathi charge” and tear smoke...
  • Militants attack Civil Secretariat in Kashmir | Watch June 14, 2008

    Srinagar: A hand grenade attack on the civil secretariat, seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government, on Saturday left one Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable and a civilian wounded. Official sources said militants hurled a hand grenade towards D-company, the 23rd battalion of the CRPF, guarding the Secretariat from...
  • Army takes on fight against AIDS April 10, 2007

    Srinagar: Twenty-three-year old Smriti and 26-year-old Suhag, are Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constables in duty in strife-torn Kashmir. Both are educated, sharp and dedicated towards their profession and equally eager to keep healthy and perhaps that explains why they are all ears during a AIDS awareness session that was held....