CRPF to set up base in West Midnapore district

Kolkata: The CRPF would set up a DIG-level administrative office at Midnapore Town and a training centre at Salboni in the Maoist-hit district for the elite anti-Naxal battalion 'CoBRA', West Bengal Home Secretary G D Gautama said on Friday.

"Altogether 212 acres have been identified in the district for the central para-military force to set up base," Gautama told reporters after a meeting with Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh and CRPF IG (Operations) T B Rao.

The CRPF would also set up four camps at Tanksol, Rangamati, Narayanpur and Bhadutala, Rao said.

He said the central force would soon begin work for setting up the new base.