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RAF personnel visit the Nilgiris

The personnel from the 105 RAF battalion during their visit to the Nilgiris.

The personnel from the 105 RAF battalion during their visit to the Nilgiris.   | Photo Credit: HANDOUT_E_MAIL

A platoon of 105 Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel, part of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) visited the Nilgiris between June 23 and 28 to take stock of local issues prevailing in the district.

According to a press release, the 105 RAF Battalion, stationed in Coimbatore, visited the Nilgiris to “bolster public confidence in the law and order and to give timely warning to trouble mongers in the district.”

The week-long familiarisation exercise (Fam-Ex) involved RAF personnel visiting localities categorised as “sensitive” and “hypersensitive” in Gudalur, Udhagamandalam, Coonoor and Devala, and familiarised themselves with the ground-level situation prevailing there, the release added.

Rajitha N. P., Deputy Commandant of the 105 RAF and Fam-Ex Commander, met D. Shanmuga Priya, Superintendent of Police, and discussed the law and order situation in the district.

“The 105 battalion is vested with the charge of providing rapid security arrangements in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala where 45 districts are considered ‘sensitive’ in matters of law and order.

A similar visit by the RAF to the district was made two years ago. The RAF platoons conduct two Fam-Ex programmes in vulnerable districts every month and a compiled report of the ground-level situation in the select areas will be submitted to the Union Home Affairs Ministry,” the release said.

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