Centre sends 33 security companies for Assam LS polls

Centre sends 33 security companies for Assam LS polls

Agency News

Guwahati, Mar 18: More than 30 companies of central paramilitary forces have arrived for Lok Sabha elections in Assam, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Sahu said here today.

He said, "The ministry of Home Affairs has allotted 33 companies of central forces for Assam so far. The security needs will be reviewed and more forces sent depending on the need."

He added that most of these 33 companies have arrived or will be reaching shortly.

He said, security plan has been prepared and besides the outside forces, forces of the state will also be used.

The CEO further said the security deployment for this Lok Sabha election is commensurate with the forces sent for 2014 General Elections.

"The deployment is more during Assembly election as more forces are also available, since election doesn't happen across the country at the same time then," Sahu added.

Assam will go to polls in three phases for its 14 seats on April 11, 18 and 23. (UNI)