Last Updated: February 01, 2023, 11:16 IST
Agartala (incl. Jogendranagar, India
A complete of 400 firms of central forces will likely be deployed in Tripura to guarantee free and honest meeting elections later this month, a senior police officer stated on Wednesday.
Elections to the 60-member meeting will likely be held on February 16.
“Around 200 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will be arriving here by first week of February for area domination, patrolling and flag march apart from counter insurgency operations,” Assistant Inspector General (Law & Order) Jyotishman Das Chowdhury stated.
“In total, 400 companies of central forces will be deployed in the state to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections. This will be in addition to the state’s own security personnel and BSF jawans who guard the India-Bangladesh border,” the officer stated.
Out of the three,328 polling cubicles, 1,100 have been categorised as ‘sensitive’ and 28 have been recognized as ‘critical’, he stated.
“A special drive for vehicle checking has been launched and so far 11,000 vehicles have been inspected,” Chowdhury stated.
Contraband price Rs 5.89 crore has been seized by safety forces in the previous few weeks, he stated, including, firearms have been additionally recovered by the regulation enforcement companies.
The Election Commission has already launched a ‘Zero Poll Violence’ marketing campaign in the northeastern state.
In the final meeting elections in 2018, 300 firms of central forces have been deployed in Tripura.
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