Four commando trained CRPF battalions would be deployed in naxal infested Orissa,Jharkhand,Chhattisgarh and Bihar to combat left wing militancy,a top CRPF official said here today.
The battalions,totalling 5,200 men,are now undergoing commando training before being sent to these states which have witnessed increase in naxal activities,A S Gill,Director General,CRPF,told reporters on the sidelines of the 17th anniversary of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) here.
The CRPF was recently entrusted with the task of tackling the Maoist menace in different parts of the country and had contained it,he claimed.
Gill said three more battalions of Rapid Action Force,including one of women,would be added this year to the CRPF.
On the CRPFs modernisation programme,he said all the old weapons have been withdrawn and the force has been supplied with sophisticated ones.