Security across the poll-bound Indian state of Tripura has been tightened ahead of ensuing Assembly elections to thwart any subversive activities. A large numbers of central forces have been deployed in several parts across the state after the arrival of central paramilitary forces and state armed forces for poll duty.
Tripura Police said the state government has asked the Border Security Force (BSF) to deploy additional troopers along the India-Bangladesh borders and further tighten the vigil in the frontiers.
Troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police and other state armed forces have already arrived and installed tight security across the state.
However, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Tripura unit’s leaders recently had met with Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh and the Election Commission of India (ECI). The BJP leaders reportedly told Singh, there are a large number of fake names in voter list who are actually “Bangladeshi” citizens.
According to sources close to this matter, the minister assured them execution of adequate measures anterior to the beginning of election process.
Meanwhile, a team of the ECI would visit Tripura to review the entire situation relating to poll-preparedness of the state.