Tripura civic polls: Supreme Court orders ‘rapid’ deployment of additional central forces India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Center to deploy two additional companies of central paramilitary forces Tripura As quickly as possible.
This comes after several incidents of violence in the state ahead of the municipal elections for which voting is on.
The Supreme Court directed Tripura DGP and Home Secretary to ensure that all polling stations are properly manned by security forces to ensure free and fair elections.
Noting that CCTV cameras have not been installed at all polling stations, the apex court directed that print and electronic media be given unhindered access to booths to report on the conditions there.

The court had on Tuesday refused to adjourn the elections while hearing a petition by the Trinamool Congress, seeking contempt action against the Tripura government and others for failing to prevent violent incidents against the opposition parties. was done.
On November 11, the top court had directed the Tripura government to ensure that no political party is prevented from pursuing electoral rights in accordance with law and from campaigning in a peaceful and orderly manner.
The Trinamool Congress had alleged that it was being stopped and intimidated while campaigning for local elections in the state, and accused the ruling BJP of targeting it with political vendetta.