CAPFS CRPF deployed in Lwe-affected states
The Union Government has deployed the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the left-wing extremism (LWE)-affected states to assist the state police in conducting anti-Naxal operations. The deployment of CAPFs is a dynamic process and is based on requirements projected by the state governments, availability of force and the security situation in a particular location. The deployment of CAPFs keeps changing from time to time. However, at present a total number of 532 coys of CAPFs have been deployed in the LWE-affected states, according to the Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh.
Some of the LWE-affected states including Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha have demanded additional battalions of CAPFs, including CRPF. The decision on deployment of additional battalion in the LWE-affected states is taken on the basis of requirement of the state governments, availability of force and other ground realities. Recently, taking into consideration the requests of the state governments, a decision has been taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide 10 additional battalions of CAPFs including five battalions of CRPF to Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.