17 para-military companies to be deployed

Tribune News Service

Shimla, October 24

As many as 17 companies of the ITBP, SSB, CRPF and BSF would be deployed for the byelections in Mandi Lok Sabha and Arki, Fatehpur and Jubbal Kotkhai Vidhan Sabha constituencies, to be held on October 30.

Six ITBP, five BSF, three CRPF and three SSB companies would be deployed, besides 6,000 police personnel of the state police. There are 2,796 polling booths out of which 48 are critical, 267 vulnerable and 2,481 ordinary.

As many as 63 flying squads and 63 static surveillance teams would also be constituted, sources in the police department said, adding that 40 barriers with the adjoining states had been sealed.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service
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