Number of stone-pelting incidents decreased in Kashmir, says DG CRPF

Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Wednesday said that the number of stone-pelting cases continue to decrease because of the planning and management of the officers in Kashmir valley.

“This year, there have been 424 incidents related to stone-pelting. Last year, nearly 1,600 incidents were recorded. The number of incidents has decreased.” he said.

While celebrating the 78th anniversary of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday, senior officers spoke about the challenges the CRPF officers face.

“We’ve refreshed our SOPs as well over there. We have managed to effectively control the crowd,” Bhatnagar added.

Bhatnagar, while speaking at a function in Delhi, spoke about the initiatives taken up by the force in different regions of the country.

He said, “We are looking after the internal security of the country. We are in-charge of a number of places like Jammu and Kashmir, ten Naxal affected areas and the north-east among a number of other places.”

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