Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said it has raised five special battalions to deal with violent agitations in the state.
"To deal with violent agitations in the state, five special battalions of Indian Reserve Police (IRP) have been raised," Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Kuldeep Khoda told a press conference here.
"The personnel are equipped with body gears like helmets, poly carbonate shields to protect themselves from injuries, and pump action guns, tear smoke mutations, laser guns, pepper guns, plastic and rubber pellets, water canons and anti-riot gears to use as non-lethal weapons," he said.
He also said separatists played a big role in the recent agitations in Kashmir.
"They were involved in aiding, funding and providing all type of support to the agitation," he said.