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History

The Central Zone, is the largest zone in Central Reserve Police Force which came into existence on 7th August, 2009 at Raipur (Chhattisgarh), it was later shifted to Kolkata on 23rd July, 2010. It has 8 Sectors in its jurisdiction which is the largest no. of Sectors in a Zone in CRP. It covers about 42% of the geographical area of our motherland from east Bay of Bengal to west Madhya Pradesh and from the international border with Nepal in the north to Odisha in the south. To deal with sensitive and difficult operational role, our brave and courageous men and officers are constantly deployed in remote areas and have achieved successes in controlling the Naxal activities in LWE area. Owing to selfless and dedicated services, this Zone has been decorated with 295 Gallantry Medals, 14 President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service and 253 President’s Police Medals for Meritorious Service and many such laurels reiterating the commitment towards the Motto of the force – "Service & Loyalty”. Apart from operational activities, like maintenance of law and order, riot control, security of important shrines, disaster management and VIP security etc. the Zone is committed to rural development by extending security cover to the development agencies in highly Naxal infested areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bihar etc. The Zone has undertaken various civic action programmes like skill development training and asset generation for amelioration of economic condition of rural poor which has also enhanced confidence of locals in the role of law enforcing agencies.

10 Coys are deployed for security of three sensitive shrines i.e. Krishna Janam bhoomi-Shahi Idgah Masjid Complex at Mathura, Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Complex at Ayodhya and Kashi Vishwnath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque at Varanasi.

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