Nagaland gets 43 companies of Security Forces for poll duty
Nagaland had given requirement of 79 Companies of Security Forces for the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for April 9, but the Union Ministry of Home affairs has sanctioned only 43 companies of Security Forces.
Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sentiyanger Imchen talking to UNI informed that Nagaland got eight companies of CRPF, ten companies of the Tripura State Rifles, seven companies of Mizoram Armed Police for internal security and eight companies
of BSF, along with eleven battalion of Assam Rifles will be engaged for Environmental Security.
Nagaland has already has its existing forces with eight battalion of Nagaland Armed Police (NAP), seven battalion of Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), including one Manila IR Battalion, around two hundreds number of District Executive Force
in each eleven political districts, about 50 numbers of Road Opening Party (ROP) in districts, 540 numbers of Home Guards and
3000 numbers of village Guards only from Tuensang, Mon, Longleng,
Kiphire and Meluri Sub-Division of Phek districts.
The Village Guards are being used by the instruction of the ECI, however, 1,500 VGs will be deployed on the critical Polling
Booths, which may be increased if necessary.
Nagaland Election Office sources said the Polling Officials
of Bhandari Sub-Division of Wokha district will have to go two days
ahead of polling date as they have to travel via Assam and in Tokiyo Village under Zunheboto district due to bad road in very
remote areas. For the disputed Ladoigarh Polling Station under
Tamlu Assembly Constituency under Longleng district, the Assam
Police still occupying the L P School, where the Polling Station
was set up. The matter was taken up with the ECI, who asked the
Nagaland Election Department to wait for green signal, but so far
nothing has come, for which there will be no Polling Station at
(Posted on 01-04-2014)