15 ITBP Coys Withdrawn From J&K

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Srinagar: The government of India has ordered withdrawal of 15 companies of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, officials said Thursday.

They said that among the 15 units comprising over 1,500 personnel, 8 are being withdrawn from Kashmir region, three from Jammu and four from Ladakh.

The order by Ministry of Home Affairs follows withdrawal of 10 CAPF companies, three belonging to the CISF and the ITBP each besides two each from the CRPF and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), last week.

As per reports, several hundred additional companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) were rushed to Jammu and Kashmir last year. Around hundred companies have been already moved out, they added. (GNS)

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