Imphal: Altogether 62 paramilitary companies from outside the state will be utilized in Imphal West during the upcoming State Assembly election, said a top police official here Friday.
Speaking to mediapersons, Imphal West Superintendent of Police Ksh Shivakanta said the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), not only will assist the state forces in maintaining law and order during the poll process, the central forces also will provide logistics support to the state forces.
SP Shivakanta also highlighted that altogether 2926 firearms have been deposited so far in the district, which stands at 76.95 per cent (approx) of total licensed firearms in the district. The Imphal West SP also shared two dedicated Police Control Room phone nos. through which anyone could report directly to the district police. The dedicated phone numbers are 6009030422 and 0385-2450214
Briefing the press, District Election Officer/DC, Imphal West Th. Kirankumar stated that Imphal West district has a total of 530 polling stations, out of which 16 have been identified as critical and 256 as vulnerable.
He also stated that the district administration is utilizing around 2,600 polling personnel to man the 530 polling stations in the district of which 4 personnel each will be stationed at every polling station. There will be some reserved personnel as well to utilize as and when required, he added. He also stated that 2 unarmed women police personnel will also be stationed outside every polling station to assist women and aged voters. The DEO further informed that around 900 vehicles including buses will be utilized in the district.
Attending the press briefing, Commandant of 86-Bn, CRPF, Mohd. Yusuf stated that all possible support will be extended to the state police pertaining law and order issues as well as logistics support for the ensuing 12th Manipur State Assembly Elections, 2022. Friday’s press briefing was also attended by Deputy Commandant, 86-Bn, CRPF, Lamphelpat, Thonlenlal Haokip.