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Central forces arrive for Maoist-dominated districts of Bengal

Written by: Staff

Bankura, Apr 6 (UNI) Unprecedented security arrangements were being made for the first phase election to 45 Assembly seats in three Maoist-dominated districts of West Bengal on April 17 with the arrival of 81 companies of para-military forces to man the polling stations.

The district administrations have started deploying security personnel in Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapur of South Bengal for the first phase election.

Seventy more such companies are expected by April 12, according to Purulia district Magistrate Mukul Sarkar.

He said the security personnel were being deployed in the Naxal dominated Jhalda, Bandwan, Jaipur, Arsha and Raghunathpur for April 17 poll, first of the five phases elections for the West Bengal's 294 assembly constituencies.

Meanwhile, 60 companies of C P M F, comprising BSF, CRPF, SSB and RAF have arrived for Bankura posting.


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