No intelligence wing for CRPF in North East

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 – The government has slashed the creation of an exclusive intelligence wing in the CRPF for its troops deployed in operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East, reports PTI.

However, a similar snooping set-up has been approved for aiding the forces’ operations in the Naxal affected states of the country but the force is yet to operationalise the wing more than two years after a formal sanction was granted to it.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has deployed close to 60,000 troops for anti-Naxal operations and has been wanting an exclusive intelligence wing for undertaking quality operations which result in eliminating the enemy without suffering casualties.

The force has lost about 120 personnel in ambushes, IED explosions and gunfights in the last year and the intelligence wing is expected to give a ‘fine edge’ to CRPF in averting such incidents.