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Jat stir:Centre mobilises 247 companies of paramilitary forces

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre has mobilised around 24,700 paramilitary personnel in various parts of Haryana, and in view of the Jat protests.

Officials supervising forces' deployment said a total of 247 companies of these forces have been tasked to secure various locations in and around the national capital region and parts of and


A paramilitary company has an average strength of 100 personnel.

They have been pulled out from paramilitary bases located in North and heavy trucks and vehicles were scrambled to deploy these personnel over night, they said.

The contingents, they said, are drawn from the CRPF, it's blue dungaree donning counter-riots force Rapid Action Force, and SSB.

The had deployed the highest number of 130 companies out of the total 247 and all the units have now been positioned at the locations.

Giving a breakdown of the deployment, they said a total of 124 companies have been mobilised in Haryana, 114 in and adjoining areas and nine in

The Centrehad yesterday asked police forces of and its neighbouring states to stop the agitators well before they reach the borders of the capital.

In an advisory, the Union Home Ministry had told the Police and governments of Haryana, and Rajasthan to invoke CrPC 144 to stop Jat protesters, who threatened to stage protests in demanding reservations in jobs and education, from reaching the national capital.

Arrest or detain the protesters much before they enter Delhi, disallow movement of buses carrying the protesters on highways and ban tractor trolley movement, the advisory had said.

The AkhilBhartiya Jat Arakashan Sangharsh Samiti has threatened to 'gherao' Parliament beginning March 20, to press for their demands.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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