CISF to give 150 companies for security during elections
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): India's paramilitary, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), has decided to give 150 companies to provide security for the upcoming national elections.
Addressing a news conference in national capital New Delhi, CISF Director General N R Das said the force they are providing to various states is as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.
"We are giving 150 companies and this force is given to the states as per the guidelines of the Election Commission. Our role in the state is defined by the Commission and we will work accordingly," Das said.
Das further revealed that the force would assist the local police to foil any untoward incident especially in Maoist infested states.
"In a state where elections are to be held and are Naxal (Maoist) affected, police arrangements will be made. We will provide booth security and support in case of any attack. But the general law and order situation is taken care by the local Director General of Police," Das added.
More than two million security personnel will be deployed in the 2009 general elections in April and May, for which 714 million people are eligible to vote. (ANI)