Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has raised two new battalions to deal with nuclear and chemical disasters. The battalions will be stationed at Pune in Maharashtra and Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

The CRPF has also set up a centre for training battalions dedicated for disaster management at Latur in Maharashtra. Other battalions of the CRPF will be trained in disaster management in a phased manner.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP-Training) P.G. Gopinathan Nair revealed this at the passing out parade of the 114th batch of CRPF recruits trained at the Recruit Training Centre at Pallipuram.

Inspector General of Police B. Sandhya took the salute as the chief guest. She remembered the supreme sacrifice made by CRPF men during the terrorist attack on the Parliament. Three-hundred-and-forty-five recruits passed out of the training camp on Friday. Recruits Dinesh Singh, Neeraj Singh, Manish Kumar and Sanjeevan Suman were adjudged the best cadets in various categories such as shooting and related skills.