CRPF Shifts Training Centre From Srinagar To Pulwama

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Srinagar- The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has relocated two of its centres, including a training centre in Srinagar.

PRO CRPF, Junaid Khan told Kashmir Observer that due to space constraints at the Recruit Training Centre (RTC), Humhama, the centre has been shifted to Lethpora, while as a Group centre, Srinagar from its present location Rambagh has been shifted to Humhama.

“The formal recruit training used to happen in Humhama centre earlier but now the training will happen in Lethpora permanently,” Khan said.

He further added that the group centre is the headquarters of the battalion where the procurements and logistics for the soldiers are done.

Khan added that the plan to relocate the centre to Lethpora— much bigger than the existing one, was done a few years ago but got delayed due to some issues.

An official from the CRPF told Kashmir Observer that the centre was relocated in view of the “prevailing situation”

He said CRPF is concerned about the safe travel and transportation of troops, thus the new centre.

In 2019, a vehicle-borne suicide bomber attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF personnel in Lethapora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district killing over 40 and injuring dozens.

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Auqib Javeed

Auqib Javeed is special correspondent with Kashmir Observer and tweets @AuqibJaveed

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