Agartala: Ahead of the general elections, the Border Security Force (BSF) has deployed additional forces along the 856-km Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura to keep tab on movement of people in the territory, official sources said today.
BSF DIG B S Rawat said the strength of security forces was augmented to keep a close vigil so that no unwanted element could enter from across the border.
“We are also maintaining close coordination with other security agencies in Tripura and monitoring the intelligence inputs. This high security measures would continue till the voting process ends in Tripura,” he told reporters.
Polling for the state's two Lok Sabha constituencies - West Tripura and East Tripura (ST Reserve) -- will be held on April 7 and April 12, respectively.
Sources in the state election department said thirty-five companies of additional forces had been deployed in the state for peaceful conduct of the elections.
The Election Commission has decided to set up nine all-women polling stations in the state considering the track record and good performance of women polling personnel.
These polling stations would be solely handled by the females, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Asutosh Jindal said.
Altogether 19,000 polling personnel would be deployed in 3,095 polling stations in the state.