HYDERABAD: A message claiming Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is planning to relocate the headquarters of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), is viral on social media.

Users claim that the shifting will be completed by December 31, 2021. Lawyer and social activist Abha Singh tweeted this message too. (archive)





FACT CHECK:

The claim is false.

The viral message states that the MHA will shift headquarters of Border Security Force (BSF) from Delhi to Chandigarh, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Delhi to Naya Raipur, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) from Delhi to Dehradun, National Security Guard (NSG) from Delhi to Bhopal, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) from Delhi to Kolkata, and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) from Delhi to Hyderabad.

This is not true. No announcements of such shifting were made by MHA. Press Information Bureau refuted the claim and issued a clarification. "This claim is Fake. No such plan is being considered by the Ministry of Home Affairs," PIB tweeted.

In 2018, Chandigarh was being considered to house the headquarters of Western Command of the BSF. The new complex was expected to be completed in the next three years. It was to be headed by a special director general (DG) of BSF and control five frontiers including Kashmir, Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat spread over approximately 2,800 km area. However, as of now the headquarters is not yet housed in Chandigarh. (read here)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/chandigarh-to-have-bsfs-special-dg-headquarters/articleshow/64820042.cms

Currently, all these headquarters are in Delhi. There are no plans to relocate CAPFs.

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   MHA will relocate several CAPF’s from Delhi by 31 December 2021.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

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