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The building at the Hyderpora market where the encounter took place | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Video calls, camera-mounted Army dogs, locked rooms: Inside story of Hyderpora encounter

Exchange of fire took place with forces that had surrounded building, says top security source, to counter allegations this was a fake encounter in which innocent men were killed.

CRPF to ‘deploy 5 additional companies’ in J&K within one week

New Delhi: In the wake of recent civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is sending five additional companies to the Union Territory (UT) and the deployment of these companies will be completed within one week. A senior CRPF officer, requesting anonymity, told ANI that the deployment is part of an earlier move of the central government under which 25 companies of CRPF have already been deployed since the cases of civilian killings started being reported since last month. "Considering recent civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir, five additional CRPF teams are being sent to the Union Territory. These companies will be deployed there within a week. The force earlier had sent 25 companies in J&K," said a source. The decision to send five more teams to J&K has come after the terrorists shot dead a salesman Ibrahim Khan of Bandipore district at Srinagar in the UT...
CRPF constable Yatendra Singh and the woman (yet to be identified) have been detained in Assam | Photo: Twitter/@sneheshphilip

CRPF constable in Army uniform held with over 1,000 suspicious photos in Assam

The man, identified as Yatendra Singh, claimed to be from the 9 Para (Special Forces) unit, and allegedly had photos of him in front of Army installations across the country.
Bullet holes at one of the three posts of the Mizoram Police | Photo: Praveen Jain

Assam & Mizoram Police stay put at disputed border despite pact that CRPF would take over

CRPF was supposed to take over disputed site latest by 13 August, and will now write to the Ministry of Home Affairs seeking their intervention

‘Inform security officers before going out’— Delhi court tells Unnao rape survivor

The court issued the directions on the rape survivor's application in which she alleged harassment by personal security officers who were not allowing her to 'enjoy her liberties'.
The Mizoram Police post (left) and the Assam border post at Kulichera are separated by just a nullah I Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

LoC in northeast: How Assam-Mizoram border looks with police pointing guns at each other

Such is the tension at Kulichera on the Assam-Mizoram border that CRPF anticipated trouble here. Instead, both forces clashed at Vairengte on 26 July, which left 6 Assam personnel dead.
Mizoram Police personnel at the under-construction post (left) that allegedly sparked the clashes | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

‘There were bullets, stones all over’: Story of how Assam & Mizoram police fought each other

The CRPF will now ensure a ‘no man’s land’ at a 4-km radius of the disputed stretch, where 6 Assam Police personnel were killed in clashes Monday. 
A contingent of CRPF | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Over 81,000 paramilitary officers voluntarily retired, 16,000 resigned since 2011: MHA data

The MHA data pertains to six paramilitary forces namely the CRPF, BSF, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, Central Industrial Security Force and Assam Rifles.
CRPF personnel in Maharashtra | Representational Image | ANI

CRPF orders inquiry after doctor accuses DIG of misbehaviour, ‘turning up drunk at her home’

DIG Surinder Prasad allegedly called the doctor repeatedly, even at odd hours, and made inappropriate remarks, making her uncomfortable.
CRPF personnel carry the coffin of a jawan who was killed in the attack by Maoists, in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, on 4 April 2021 | PTI

How India’s Maoist counter-insurgency is being undone by a flawed security strategy

The ambush of a joint CRPF and state police team in Chhattisgarh shows the training and tactics have to be better than the ragtag Maoists. Jammu and Kashmir is a good example.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.