32,000 central forces personnel could be deployed for Gujarat poll duties, officials say

About 32,000 personnel of the central armed forces such as the CRPF and the BSF along with nearly 60,000 from the state police are likely to be deployed for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, officials said.

PTI November 28, 2017 18:39:44 IST
32,000 central forces personnel could be deployed for Gujarat poll duties, officials say

New Delhi: About 32,000 personnel of the central armed forces such as the CRPF and the BSF along with nearly 60,000 from the state police are likely to be deployed for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, officials said.

Around 320 companies of central armed police forces are being made available to the Election Commission for deployment in election duties in Gujarat.

The security personnel will reach Gujarat in batches and all will be deployed as per the recommendations of the poll panel, a home ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

A company of central armed police comprises 100 personnel. In addition to the central police personnel, nearly 60,000 state police personnel are also expected to be deployed in Gujarat.

Elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly will be held on 9 and 14 December.

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