• Voting Underway In Agartala, 13 Other Local Bodies Amid Tight Security

    Elections for 222 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other municipal bodies is underway
    ELECTIONS 2021

    Amid the alleged political violence in the state, voting for 222 seats in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other municipal bodies is underway in Tripura. 

    A large battery of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Border Security Force (BSF) troops, along with the Tripura Police and the Tripura State Rifles, has been deployed to ensure violence-free polling, as informed by Arindam Nath, Inspector General of Police – Law and Order.

    The security forces have been deployed in as many as 644 polling stations that fall under 20 police stations, which are categorised as sensitive and vulnerable.

    Also, an adequate number of vehicles for mobile patrolling has also been provided to all 20 police stations in eight districts.

    In a statement, the Tripura Police headquarters said, “After the directions of the Supreme Court, additional 15 sections of CRPF are also being provided for the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other civic bodies' elections. A special drive has been launched for the execution of pending warrants and a total of 161 pending warrants have been executed and 433 preventive arrests have been made so far after the declaration of the civic polls. Specific cases under appropriate sections of the law have been registered in all the reported incidents of political violence. So far 57 political cases have been registered after the declaration of the election (on October 22),” a statement from the Tripura Police headquarters said.

    It is to be mentioned that voters will decide the fate of 785 candidates as they exercise their franchise.
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