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EC takes stock of security scene

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, March 25 � The Election Commission (EC) today discussed sealing of borders and deployment of forces with the officials of Assam and West Bengal and their neighbouring States.

The meeting attended by Chief Secretaries and Director General of Police fine tuned the security related matters ahead of the Assembly Polls. Assam Government was represented by Chief Secretary Naba Kumar Das, Director General of Police, Shankar Barua, and CEO Hemanta Narzary among others.

The neighbouring States of Assam including Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram were represented by their DGPs. The meeting was also joined by DGs of Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, all neighbouring West Bengal, besides officials of the Home Ministry.

The meeting also took stock of the internal security situation and detention of wanted criminals. The possible threats from militant outfits including ULFA, NDFB and Left Wing extremists (LWEs) were also discussed, sources said.

With the campaign for the first phase gathering momentum, deployment of Central Para-military Forces, despatched for election duty was worked out, said sources.

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EC takes stock of security scene

NEW DELHI, March 25 � The Election Commission (EC) today discussed sealing of borders and deployment of forces with the officials of Assam and West Bengal and their neighbouring States.

The meeting attended by Chief Secretaries and Director General of Police fine tuned the security related matters ahead of the Assembly Polls. Assam Government was represented by Chief Secretary Naba Kumar Das, Director General of Police, Shankar Barua, and CEO Hemanta Narzary among others.

The neighbouring States of Assam including Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram were represented by their DGPs. The meeting was also joined by DGs of Jharkhand, Bihar, Orissa, all neighbouring West Bengal, besides officials of the Home Ministry.

The meeting also took stock of the internal security situation and detention of wanted criminals. The possible threats from militant outfits including ULFA, NDFB and Left Wing extremists (LWEs) were also discussed, sources said.

With the campaign for the first phase gathering momentum, deployment of Central Para-military Forces, despatched for election duty was worked out, said sources.