NEW DELHI, Sept 14 - The Centre has withdrawn 10,000 paramilitary personnel deployed in Assam before the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), officials said here on Saturday.
The decision was taken as there has been no violence in Assam ever since the NRC, which validates bona fide Indian citizens of the northeastern State, was published on August 31, they said. The updated final NRC excluded names of 19 lakh applicants.
A home ministry official said a decision was taken on August 19 to deploy 218 companies of paramilitary forces in Assam for maintenance of law-and-order situation ahead of the publication of the final NRC.
As peace continues to prevail in Assam, a review has been carried out by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday on the situation in the State. After the review, a decision has been taken to withdraw 100 companies of paramilitary forces with immediate effect, the official said.
Among the 100 companies of the paramilitary forces, 50 belong to the BSF, 10 CRPF, 16 ITBP and 24 SSB. A company of a paramilitary force comprises around 100 personnel.
The troops were directed to return to their respective bases prior to the deployment in Assam, an official said. � PTI