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Tight security cover for Tripura East constituency polls

“Central Para-Military Forces (CPMF) and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers would be deployed in over 88 per cent of the 1,645 polling booths in 1,349 locations spread across the Tripura East Lok Sabha seat,” Director General of Police (DGP) Akhil Kumar Shukla told the media.

With the deployment of an unprecedented number of para-military and state armed forces troopers, a multi-tier security cover is in place for the deferred polls to the Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday, officials said here on Monday.

“Central Para-Military Forces (CPMF) and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers would be deployed in over 88 per cent of the 1,645 polling booths in 1,349 locations spread across the Tripura East Lok Sabha seat,” Director General of Police (DGP) Akhil Kumar Shukla told the media.

He said that quick reaction teams, mobile and static security squads, among other multi-tier security arrangements have been put in place across six districts.

The police chief said that he himself along with several Inspector Generals and Deputy Inspector Generals as well as a large number of other senior police officials including more than 12 Superintendent of Police and equivalent rank police officials would closely supervise the balloting from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

The central forces include the Border Security Force (BSF), the Assam Rifles, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The TSR is a counter-insurgency force.

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