17,500 paramilitary personnel for Jharkhand panchayat polls
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 00:08
New Delhi: The Centre has decided to dispatch 17,500 paramilitary force personnel to Jharkhand to provide security during the five-phase panchayat polls beginning November 27.

10,000 central security personnel have already reached Jharkhand while 7,500 others will reach the state in the first week of December.

"The central forces will assist the state police to provide security during the polling, especially in the Maoist dominated areas," a Home Ministry official said.

The election to the local bodies in Jharkhand is being held after 32 years as numerous court cases have delayed the exercise. The five-phase voting will take place on Nov 27, Dec 6, Dec 13, Dec 20 and Dec 24.


First Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 00:08

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