Centre allocates land to CRPF at 7 locations in Kashmir

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The Centre has granted approval for the construction and upgradation of temporary camps of CISF and CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir, reported The Economic Times.

As per ET, CISF has been given sanction for 2.725 acre of land at Sidhra near Jammu.

CRPF has been allocated 44.77 acre land at seven locations across North, South and Central Kashmir, quoting officials the report added.

The temporary camps of the central forces have come under repeated attacks with militants using grenades and drones.

The CRPF’s camp in Shopian and Pulwama districts were targeted by militants this March when the paramilitary force was holding its 83rd Raising Day parade in Jammu.

A month later, militants attacked a bus carrying 15 CISF personnel in Sunjwan area near Jammu with the J-K police recovering an IED from Sidhra-Kunjwani bypass the same month.

“There is a need to build better infrastructure for troops. Some camps already exist and need upgradation while new ones have been identified following discussions with CISF and CRPF. At a few locations, training will also be provided,” said a senior government official.

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