EC deploys 853 companies of central forces in 5th phase of Bengal polls

Sources in the Commission said that of the 853 companies, 283 will be deployed only in North 24 Parganas district with 107 companies in Basirhat police district, 61 companies in Barrackpore police commissionerate, 46 companies in Bidhannagar police commissionerate and the rest 69 companies in Barasat police district.

Central Police Forces are sent in advance for ‘Area Domination’: ECI

Central Police Forces (CPFs) are routinely sent to all the States and UTs where Lok Sabha/ Vidhan Sabha elections are to take place, for advance area domination, especially in the critical and vulnerable sectors which are identified by meticulous advance reviews and concrete feedback from various sources including political parties and entities.