The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a detailed security arrangement plan from the Tripura government to ensure free and fair municipal elections slated on November 25.

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud was hearing a contempt plea by All India Trinamool Congress claiming that the law and order situation is worsening in the state.

The party alleged that as the date for local body elections draws closer, the government authorities have not followed the top court’s direction on security arrangements.

Justice Chandrachud asked senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani, representing the Tripura government, to bring on record the detailed security arrangement, which will be in place to ensure free and fair local body elections, and also the declaration of results.

Justice Chandrachud asked Jethmalani to come back with instructions, from the DGP and home secretary, at 12.45 p.m.

The top court also sought to know the presence of the central paramilitary forces so that the same can be deployed to the areas.

On November 11, the Supreme Court asked the Tripura Police to ensure that none of the political parties were prevented from exercising their rights to the campaign, for the upcoming local body elections, in a peaceful manner.

On Monday, a counsel mentioned the contempt petition before a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud.

Citing the earlier writ petition in connection with the Tripura elections, the counsel submitted that the top court had passed directions for the arrangement of security, but the situation is worsening.

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