Of the 12 battalions, four will be raised in Chhattisgarh, three each in Jharkhand and Odisha and two in Maharashtra.
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What’s surprising is that 75 per cent of the posts at constable level will be filled from 27 worst Naxal-hit states and there should be a relaxation in age and educational criteria as considered necessary for recruiting local youths, a Home Ministry official said.
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The ‘Bastariya’ battalion would help address local unemployment issue, provide tactical advantage to CRPF in operations, intelligence collection and language benefits.
The attack comes months after Naxals killed seven CRPF men in Chhattisgarh with a powerful landmine.