Nagaland Assembly Election: 281 companies of Central Armed Police Force to be deployed to ensure fair, peaceful polls

Kohima: Altogether 281 companies of central force will be deployed in Nagaland to ensure free and fair Assembly polls in the state on 27 February, the state chief electoral office said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Out of the 281 companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), 77 companies have already arrived and have been deployed throughout the state, the media cell of the Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said on Sunday evening.

The CAPF personnel are also being deployed at police check posts to stop movement of cash, smuggling of arms, liquor and illegal items.

The remaining 204 companies of CAPF will come to the state after completion of the polls in Tripura on 18 February, the Media Cell said.

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Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018 11:24:27 IST