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Around 50,000 central troops deployed for UP elections in sensitive areas

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            On February 10, 50,000 troops from close to 400 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) battalions would be deployed for Phase 1 of the Uttar Pradesh elections 2022.

The first round of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held in 58 seats across 11 districts.

The state will hold elections in seven phases, with the last one finishing on March 7 and the results being counted on March 10.

According to sources, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will have 105 companies, the Border Security Force (BSF) will have roughly 95, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will have 60, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will have 50, and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police would have 30. (ITBP). By February 5, they would be deployed in Uttar Pradesh.

According to authorities, these firms would be deployed in significant numbers in Aligarh, Baghpat, Bulandshahar, Mathura, Agra, Muzaffarnagar, and Shamli. Officials from the local police department and the government have been requested to make plans for the troop’s lodging.

According to a top official, the state would deploy more soldiers in communally sensitive districts this time around than it did during the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections.

“This time, additional CAPFs would be deployed in vulnerable locations like Aligarh, Agra, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Meerut, and others”, says the statement. “CAPF teams will be housed near their deployment sites so that they can respond swiftly if needed”, a senior official told

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