The Indo-Bangladesh border in West Tripura district has been sealed and adequate security measures have been taken for a peaceful election in Tripura West Parliamentary constituency said a senior police official.
Polling for the Tripura West Parliamentary constituency will take place in the first phase of the general election on April 11.
Superintendent of Police for West Tripura district Ajit Pratap Singh speaking to reporters here said, “Right from the day of the announcement of the election, the border has been sealed and 48 hours before the polling, the BSF jawans have remained very alert.”
Singh said that the police deployment has been done in two layers – booth level security in which central paramilitary forces will be deployed and secondly, the patrolling party will move throughout and dominate the areas.
Besides, there will also be police personnel deployed in plain clothes and for intelligence gathering.
Special vigilance by CPMF has been arranged in the vulnerable areas from a day prior to the polling and in addition checking of vehicles are also taking place.
He added that the candidates’ security has been taken very seriously and the five national and state party candidates have been given double escort and PSO (personal security officer) to make their security full-proof.
Moreover, the independent candidates’ security has also been kept in mind and fulfilled according to the demand.
A total of 6,47,840 electors are going to cast their votes in 787 polling stations of which 21 have been identified as vulnerable and 111 critical polling stations.
Meanwhile, campaigning for the seat has also come to an end on Tuesday at 4 PM.