Around 630 Coys of Central force to be deployed
Though militancy is on the wane in Assam, no one is ready to take any chances ahead of the State Assembly elections and at least 630 companies of Central paramilitary forces will be engaged in poll duties in addition to the forces already engaged for counter-insurgency operations.
Highly placed security sources told The Assam Tribune that around 400 companies of forces would reach Assam before the polls, while, 230 companies engaged in counter-insurgency operations would be released for poll duties. The deployment of the forces would be made according to the vulnerability of the areas and polling stations.
The Election Commission (EC) has decided that this time, every polling station would be guarded by at least half a section of central force personnel in addition to Assam Police personnel. Forces would also be engaged in patrolling the vulnerable areas.
poknapham Manipur News 8/03/2016 ; http://www.poknapham.in/