Centre has taken several steps to strengthen security forces in J&K: Rajnath

SRINAGAR: The Centre has taken a slew of measures for augmenting the strength of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir and creating new job opportunities for the State’s youth, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here today.

The Minister is on a two-day visit to the State to review the security situation.

Giving details about the steps taken for strengthening and augmenting the police infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said the Centre is providing all the help it can in this regard.

“Rs 174 crore has been given for restoration of police stations, while Rs 500 crore has been provided for acquisition of high-end weapons,” Singh told reporters here. (AGENCIES)