March 17, 2009 4:28:09 pm
Over 14,000 central security personnel will be deployed by the Centre soon in ten states ahead of the upcoming five-phased Lok Sabha elections beginning April 16.
As part of pre-poll election duties,the Union Home Ministry has given the go-ahead for the deployment of 143 companies (about 14,300 personnel) of CRPF in ten states,including Naxal-infested states Chhattisgarh,Orissa,Bihar and Jharkhand,besides Assam.
The force would reach the respective places by March 25 as part of the pre-poll deployment, a CRPF official said.
According to officials,21 lakh security personnel will be deployed for the smooth conduct of the world’s largest democratic exercise spread over a month.
Personnel of central and state police forces,home guards and Railway Protection Force will be mobilised to guard more than 8.28 lakh polling stations spread across the country.
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