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Tight security in Nagaland for polls

MARCUS KANYAK

KOHIMA: A massive security arrangement is in place in Nagaland as the north eastern state is going to the assembly polls on February 28. Official sources confirmed in Kohima that the the Centre is prepared to dispatch 281 companies of security apart from the state police. These central forces are arriving soon to help the state ensure free and fair polls.

According to the state election department, 77 central forces have already landed in the poll bound state while others are likely to arrive in a day or two. A round-the-clock vigil is in place at the police check-posts to deal with the cash and arms movement apart from liquor deal. "The remaining central forces are arriving after the end of the polling in Tripura slated for February 18," said a government officer.

 

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