Union Minister of State for Home, Nityanand Rai Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that out of 177 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel, who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty from 2019 to 2021, 73 lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir.

Quoting a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, a local news agency reported that 177 CAPFs personnel have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty in the last three years.

He said out of these a maximum of 73 personnel attained martyrdom in J&K, followed by 27 in Chhattisgarh.

Among the 73, he said, 49 were from CRPF, one from SSB, who attained martyrdom in 2019.

He said 20 including a BSF trooper were martyred in 2020 and 3 CRPF personnel were martyred n 2021.