Centre shifting forces from NE to Naxal-hit areas

The central government has begun withdrawing central paramilitary forces from the North-East for deployment in Maoist-hit areas, a top Tripura police official said today.

Updated: May 01, 2010, 00:43 AM IST

Agartala: The central government has
begun withdrawing central paramilitary forces from the
North-East for deployment in Maoist-hit areas, a top Tripura
police official said today.

The Director General of Police, Pranay Sahaya said,
the Centre was in the process of withdrawing six companies of
CRPF from Tripura, Manipur and Assam for deployment in
Maoist-hit areas.

He said, due to lack of central paramilitary forces,
the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned only 12
companies on the state`s requirement of 30 companies for the
May three Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomus District Council
elections.

-PTI