Govt to spend Rs 1054 crore for modernisation of 7 CAPFs

The Government will spend Rs 1,054 crore in the next two years on the procurement of modern weapons, vehicles and other gadgets for seven paramilitary forces, including CRPF and BSF, an official said.

Three more central forensic laboratories will also come up in Pune, Bhopal and Guwahati by next March to help law enforcement agencies in detecting, arresting and prosecuting criminals expeditiously, the official said.

The decisions were taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh here today, a ministry official said.

Of the Rs 1,054 crore approved by the Central Government, half of the amount will be spent in the next two years for mordernisation of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), while the rest will be spent for the upgradation of six other central armed police forces ? BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG and Assam Rifles, the ministry official said.