It is reported that the Election Commission has decided to start sending central paramilitary forces to Tripura from next week. On Tuesday, an official of the Election Commission said that around 300 companies of central forces are expected to be deployed in Tripura to ensure free and fair elections in 2023 even though there is ‘no specific security’ threat.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) announced that Central paramilitary forces will start going to states from the next week of this month for the due elections.
He added that these forces will come from different places of India through trains.
A senior police officer said that initially, 100 companies of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force), BSF (Border Security Force), ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) and CISF will be deployed in the Northeastern state and later, 200 more forces will come for election duties.
State police, and officials of transport and food and civil supplies departments would arrange logistics for the central forces.
Besides, the District Magistrates (DMs) will arrange for all possible logistics to the central forces.