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1,000 para-military personnel rushed to Gujarat

Press Trust of India

Posted: Feb 28, 2002 at 1629 hrs IST

Home Minister L K Advani on Thursday directed despatch of about 1,000 personnel of para-military forces to trouble-hit Gujarat following a request by Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

"Eleven companies of para-military forces have been despatched to Gujarat and they will be reaching there by tonight," a Home Ministry official said.

Modi had telephoned Advani to apprise him of the situation in Gujarat in the wake of Wednesday's attack on Sabarmati Express and requested for additional forces to deal with law and order problem.

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