Delhi, Sep. 16: Covid 19 snatched the lives of 100 personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) till September 10. Minister of State, Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai said this in a written reply in Lok Sabha on the second day of the monsoon session today.
The information was given by 23 Border Security Force Jawans (BSF), 35 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Jawans, 7 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), 6 Sashashtra Seema Bal (SSB) and 5 Assam Rifles (ARs) have died due to Covid 19. So far over 25,000 CAPF personnel have tested positive for the Covid 19 infection.
The statement further added, “The data in respect of police personnel who died due to the virus across the country is not maintained centrally.”