Assistant Inspector General (Law & Order) Jyotishman Das Chowdhury of Tripura police said on Wednesday that 400 companies of central police forces will be deployed in the state to ensure fair and free assembly elections, which will be held on February 16.
The senior officer added that around 200 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will arrive at Tripura by the first week of February.
These companies of CAPF be deployed for patrolling, flag march, and area dominance apart from counter insurgency operations.
AIG Das Chowdhury said that security personnel of Tripura and BSF jawans would guard the India-Bangladesh border, whereas 400 companies of central forces will ensure free, peaceful and fair elections.
He added that 1,100 booths have been categorised as ‘sensitive’ among the 3,328 polling booths, and 28 were categorised ‘critical’
Chowdhury further said that a special vehicle checking drive is launched and so far 11,000 vehicles were inspected.
He further said that security forces seized a massive amount of contraband worth around Rs 5.89 crore in the last few weeks, and law enforcement agencies have recovered firearms.
All these activities are being carried out as a part of ‘Zero Poll Violence’ campaign launched by the Election Commission. Notably, 300 companies of central forces were deployed during 2018 assembly election in Tripura.