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WB to get security personnel from Assam, AP, Odisha and Sikkim

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Around 1,500 security personnel from four neighbouring states like Assam, Odisha, and will be arriving to for the panchayat elections scheduled on Monday, a senior said today.

While ten companies (each company comprising of 80 personnel) of forces will be arriving from while the North-Eastern state of will be sending four companies, the at the state secretariat told

Besides, two companies each from Odisha and will start arriving to from tomorrow, the added.

In addition to around 46,000 personnel of the state police and 12,000 of the Kolkata police, the would use close to 2,000 security personnel from the departments of excise, prison and forest in manning the booths during voting for three-tier panchayat bodies on May 14, he said.

Another source at the secretariat said that the forces will start route marches from tomorrow.

Police personnel besides, observers have already started reaching the districts. he said.

Meanwhile, Atri Bhattacharya, of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha, ADG (Law) today attended meeting at the State Election Commission regarding the security measures for panchayat elections on Monday.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 21:00 IST