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20 Cos. CPMF for Tripura ADC poll
AGARTALA, APR 25 (AGENCIES):
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Published on 26 Apr. 2010 12:20 AM IST
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The Centre has assured to send 20 companies of Central Paramilitary Force (CPMF) for election to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) slated for May 3.
Tripura State Election Commissioner Y P Singh told the media here today that the Union Home Ministry had agreed to provide 20 companies of CPMF exclusively for the election in which about 6,36,169 voters would exercise their franchise in 1,006 polling booths spread over about two-third geographical area of Tripura.
Singh, however, stated that the administration has started deployment of Central Para Military Forces (and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel in sensitive locations, besides state police, well ahead of the (TTAADC) election, reported UNI. The state had asked for additional 30 companies of CPMF for the ADC poll, as out of 1006 polling stations, 91 were identified as ‘’hyper-sensitive’’ and 347 in the category of ‘’sensitive’’ polling stations so far.
Security has been beefed up in poll-bound areas and BSF strength in Indo-Bangladesh border was increased substantially while counter-insurgency operations were intensified besides enhancement of security in all vital locations, Singh said. ‘’As part of these strategies state police has already begun a counter-insurgency campaign to foil any possible militant bid during election,’’ Home department officials said, adding the state election officials reviewed the security arrangement across the state.
According to the plans, all the sensitive and hyper-sensitive polling stations would be covered by the CPMF while TSR personnel would be deployed in the outer periphery of the polling stations. However, all the normal polling stations would also be covered by CPMF security. The results of 28 seats of ADC election would be declared on May 7 next.

 
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