Government sends additional 22 CRPF Companies to Assam

New Delhi, Jan 14 : The Centre today sent over 2000 additional CRPF personnel to Assam in view of the sensitive security situation prevailing in the state, especially in the run-up to the Republic Day celebrations.

" Twenty-two additional companies of the CRPF are being sent to Assam in view of the security situation during Republic Day celebrations in the state,"a home ministry official said.

With this, the presence of the force in the state would increase to 142 Companies (approx. 14,200 personnel), the official said.

The security situation in Assam has been declared as"sensitive"by central security agencies as the state in the last few months witnessed a series of blasts.

Serial blasts rocked the state on October 30 last year, killing 80 people.

Five persons were killed and fifty injured when three bomb blasts shook the state on January one.

The blasts occurred hours before Home Minister P Chidambaram arrived to review the security situation in the state.

The state witnessed the next horror on January 9 when a blast in Maligaon left three persons dead and seven others injured.