PTI | Agartala | March 19, 2019

A total 37 companies of Central para military forces(CPMF) have arrived in Tripura for the two-phase Lok Sabha election in the state, top police official said Tuesday.


The CPMF personnel would be deployed in Tripura for the first phase of elections scheduled to be held here on April 11, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Arindam Nath said.


Around 100 companies of CPMF would arrive in the state for the Lok Sabha elections and preventive arrests would be stepped up to ensure law and order situation before, during and after the polls, he said.

“We have stepped up preventive arrests and execution of non-bailable warrants. Nearly 200 persons have been arrested till now. The highest number of preventive arrests were made in West Tripura district,” he informed.

Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said that central security forces were deployed in confidence building measures in different parts of the state.

“They are engaged in area domination, patrolling and other confidence building measures in different parts of Tripura”, the CEO said.


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