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Tripura refuses to send TSR in Maoist prone zones
Published on 17 Jan. 2010 11:58 PM IST
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Tripura has refused to send Tripura State Rifles (TSR) in the Maoist affected regions of East and Central India while proposed to spare the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) and Assam Rifles from the state. Official sources here today said Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had sent requisition to deploy TSR (Indian Reserved Battalion) in Maoist dominated part of the country following security review meeting in New Delhi early this month but the state govt turned it down, as reported by UNI. “As many as three battalions of TSR were deployed in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and their performance in tackling organised criminals were found satisfactory by MHA that promoted to deploy them in counter operation against Maoist,’’ officials underlined. At least six companies of TSR sent in Jharkhand in November had not yet been released, official added. According to report, the Tripura government refused the demand for deployment of TSR last week stating the reason that the Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSA) were in force in a large number of police stations and insurgency had not yet been eliminated from the state. The state government has however, indicated that if necessary, MHA could deploy CRPF and Assam Rifles who were operating from Tripura.

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