There are two Reserve Battalions one at Bidhannagar,
Durgapur, Burdwan and the other at Siliguri.
The IRBs was modelled on the pattern of
Central Police Force CPF.
The Sub Inspector of Polices and Constables of these units are directly
all over India and thus the Unit comprising
of personnel hailing from the different states of the country like Bihar,
Orissa, Jharkhand, Uttrakhand, UP etc.
Role & Task
The IRBn is a elite force to handle serious law and order problems and to
provide touch support to the local police forces in dealing with anti-LWE
activities in whatever shape they may take place in different parts of the
Neutralization of LWE
threat in any specific area;
ii) Engaging LWE in a specific situation in order to neutralize them;
iii) Raid on a hostile hideouts;
iv) Cordoning and search operations;
v) Rescue of hostages;
vi) Combing operations;
vii) Ambush and counter ambush operations;
viii) Convoy protection;
ix) Reinforcing a
xi) Act as reserve;
xii) Training of
State Armed Police personnel in Anti-LWE operations, VVIP /VIP security,
Raids on hostile hideouts, Cordon and Search Operations, Long Range
Patrolling, Road Opening Patrol, Ambush and counter-ambush, handling of
sophisticated weapons and other Field and Minor tactics.