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Centre to send 20 more companies of CAPF to Maharashtra after state raises request

MUMBAI: The ministry of dwelling affairs has agreed to the Maharashtra authorities’s request and is offering an extra 20 companies of central armed police forces (CAPF) to help the state police through the nationwide lockdown

This got here after state dwelling minister Anil Deshmukh made the request to present some respite to the overworked Maharashtra Police personnel, with the Ramzan Eid competition not far away . Already, 32 companies of the Central Reserve Police Force are deployed within the state and are working in tandem with the Maharashtra police.

“Many Maharashtra police personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 and need time to rest and recuperate,” mentioned Deshmukh who added, “May 25th is Ramzan Eid when we’ll need augmented security presence to ensure law and order is not disturbed. We’ve hence asked for 20 CAPF companies to be deployed urgently to help the police.”

He mentioned the unfold of the coronvirus epidemic within the state and the lockdown had seen the state police pressure stretched as they work in extraordinarily difficult circumstances for lengthy hours each day and evening.

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