400 Tribals of Chhattisgarh to Join CRPF

New Delhi: A fresh batch of 400 tribal youths hailing from interior areas of Naxal-hit Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma districts of Chhattisgarh have been selected by the CRPF for appointment as constables as part of a special recruitment drive, officials said.

The tribal youths will be mostly part of the ‘Bastariya battalion’, named after the erstwhile undivided Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.  Several hundred such native tribal youths have already been deployed by the CRPF after training.

Offer of appointment to all 400 selected native tribal youths have been issued, a home ministry official said.

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