In the first phase of polling in West Bengal on March 27, the Election Commission would deploy 684 companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) in 10,288 booths spread in about 7,034 premises in five districts.
In view of the Maoist activity inn the Jhargram district, the EC has decided to deploy 11 paramilitary personnel per booth, the highest in any election in the state so far, as per PTI. The official said altogether 144 companies of central forces will be deployed in Jhargram for the election. The state force includes 173 inspectors, 2661 sub-inspectors, 4,012 armed constables, 13,970 unarmed constables and 1,276 lady constables.
The other districts where the elections would be held on that day would have an average of six paramilitary personnel per booth.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress has written to West Bengal chief electoral officer to stop deployment of State Armed Police (SAP) from BJP ruled states like Uttar Pradesh in the poll-bound state.