Police Force

  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty 3 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,...
  • 4 RPF officials rewarded for nabbing Patna serial blasts accused December 13, 2013

    The railway authorities have given cash rewards to four Railway Police Force officials who caught Mohammad Imtiaz Ansari, the main accused in the serial blasts in Patna, officials said on Friday. Serial bomb blasts took place in Patna on October 27 during Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat bandh: Scores of Congress leaders, supporters detained September 6, 2013

    More than 600 people, including Congress leaders and workers, were detained during Friday's bandh call given by the party demanding resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over IPS officer D G Vanzara's letter. Tight security is being maintained across the state to prevent any untoward incidence, police said. Congress workers were...
  • 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...
  • 12 RPF personnel to escort trains in Maoist-affected areas June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after 100 Naxals attacked a passenger train in Bihar killing two passengers and an Railway Police Force personnel, the RPF said that at least 12 personnel will escort all trains in Maoist-affected areas. "We have issued instructions to all RPF units at Maoist-affected Divisions to adequately...
  • Army is not a solution to combat Maoists: Amiya Samanta May 28, 2013

    What kind of organisation, equipment and strategic revamp is required for the state and Central police forces to effectively combat Maoist guerrilla tactics? Amiya Samanta, author and former IB director in West Bengal, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Will a single command centre will help...
  • Women constitute only 5.33 pc of police forces March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The country has just 5.33 per cent women in police forces despite growing demands for more representation in law enforcement agencies. According to Home Ministry statistics, out of 15,85,117 personnel working in state police forces, only 84,479 or just 5.33 per cent are women. Besides, there are just 499...
  • 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,...
  • Central police force arrive for Chennai polls March 7, 2011

    Chennai: Five companies of central police force, out of the total of 50 to be deployed across poll-bound Tamil Nadu, arrived in the city on Monday. Around 500 personnel from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh arrived in Chennai on Monday morning and will be deployed across the state, official sources said. Tamil Nadu,...
  • Watch: Cops guarding Taj hotel live on the floor of Gateway of India November 19, 2009

    Police guarding Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel have to live on the floor of Gateway of India. ...
  • Pics: No home for Mumbai's guardians November 19, 2009

    Almost a year after the Mumbai terror attacks, security personnel guard the Taj Hotel round the clock. However, there are no arrangements for their accommodation. Jawans are forced to use the Gateway of India as their resting place. ...
  • Police in India a law unto themselves, says report August 4, 2009

    New Delhi: India's police discriminate against people on the basis of caste and financial status and consider themselves above the law, undermining the country's democratic ideals, a leading human rights group said on Tuesday. The New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report that Indian police also stood accused...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxals have AK-47 guns, cops have canes August 4, 2009

    Raipur: It could well be dubbed the capital of India's Maoist country. Ironically, thousands of policemen in Chhattisgarh who take on the AK-47-carrying rebels are armed with the humble 'lathis' or bamboo staves. It is an unenviable battle, so loaded against the policemen that many are refusing to fight the...
  • Rajasthan top cop exhibits gender bias, faces flak May 21, 2009

    Jaipur: Gender bias in the Rajasthan police has been exposed by the action of none other than one of their own senior officers. He said women are weaker than men and cannot be part of the Rajasthan Armed Police. The statement has kicked up quite a row in the state. Incidentally,...
  • 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...
  • SC suggests police reforms, netaâ��s still partial February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: AN Roy's dismissal by the Mumbai High Court has just made the whispers in the corridor louder. Leaning towards top bureaucrats especially police men is a temptation hard to resist for any politician. “I can’t say that it does not exist, but parties need to make the line...
  • UP cops who beat up six-yr-old girl surrender February 4, 2009

    Etawah/Lucknow: Two cops who mercilessly beat up a six-year-old Dalit girl, sparking a public outcry, surrendered before a local court which granted bail to one and remanded another to 14 days in judicial custody even as the case of theft slapped against the child was found to be false. Inspector Chandra...
  • Police constable and wife murdered in Mumbai September 24, 2008

    Mumbai: A State Reserved Police Force (SRPF) Head Constable, Gulab Rao Savle and his wife Chitra were found murdered in their Goregaon apartment on Tuesday night. The couple's 6 year daughter says she saw her uncle Aba Savle kill her parents. The constable had borrowed 15, 000 rupees from Aba but...