Over 325 companies CRPF for poll-bound Manipur

More than 325 companies of the central para military forces will be deployed in addition to the state forces for the Assembly poll in Manipur.

Imphal: More than 325 companies of the
central para military forces will be deployed in addition to
the state forces for the January-28 assembly poll in Manipur,
Chief Electoral Officer P C Lawkunga said on Tuesday.

Police officers not below the rank of deputy inspector
general of police coming from outside the state will be
deployed at the district headquarters to monitor functioning
of the security set-up, Lawkunga told reporters here.

Three helicopters will be used to transport poll
materials to far-flung polling stations in the hill districts,
he said.

Besides, election monitoring committee would be formed
to assist officials coming from outside the state to look into
the expenditure of the candidates.

PTI