Central forces stay in West Bengal extended by 10 days

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S Y Quraishi
Kolkata, April 29: Paramilitary forces will remain for 10 more days after the West Bengal Assembly polls conclude, informed the Election Commission. The order comes after citizens complained that they were apprehensive of their security once the elections get over.

Informing about the order, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said, "We have made sure that the central paramilitary forces continue to be in position for 10 more days even after the conclusion of poll process. This is a special measure."

The poll panel boss also informed that Rs 6.21 crore and Rs 1.11 crore of illegal money had been seized by the income tax department and the poll panel's flying squad respectively. But he dismissed speculations of it being black money.

He said, "Without evidence we cannot say it is black money."

It can be recalled that Union Minister for Home Affairs, P Chidamabaram had during his poll-campaign meetings asked people to vote fearlessly and assured them that he will ensure the paramilitary forces stayed back for a few more days to instill a sense of security.

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