KOKRAJHAR, April 7 � As the BTC goes to polls tomorrow, security has been beefed up in the lower Assam districts and in the entire BTAD area. Several battalions of paramilitary forces have been deployed in BTAD and lower Assam districts, apart from regular patrolling by police.
Checking has been intensified by the police to thwart anti-social activities. The Army and SSB have been keeping an eye on the inter-State and 526-km Indo-Bhutan international border areas to check infiltration of militants during election time.
According to highly placed police sources, all measures have been taken to ensure a peaceful and fair polling in all the constituencies. Adequate security arrangements have been made at the polling stations which have been categorised as sensitive, very sensitive and critical.
�We think we have optimal level of security forces in the BTAD area for the smooth conduct of the polls,� the sources said.
It may be mentioned that this time a total of 315 candidates are contesting in the 40 constituencies spread over four districts of BTAD.
The Hagrama Mohilary-led BPF is facing a stiff challenge this time in the elections from the PCDR.