Security will be strengthened in Bengal after violence in Cooch Behar, 71 more companies of central forces to be deployed.
After Saturday’s violence in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, the Election Commission has decided to deploy 71 more companies of security forces. These additional companies will be deployed with immediate effect. Among 71 companies of central forces, 33 companies of BSF, 12 companies of CRPF, 13 companies of ITBP, 9 companies of SSB and 4 companies of CISF will be deployed.
The CISF allegedly opened fire in Coochbehar district after being attacked by locals on Saturday in which four people were killed. It is alleged that the local people tried to snatch the rifles of the CISF jawans. A senior police official said that the incident took place in Sitalkuchi area while polling was going on.
He said, according to preliminary information, after an attack on himself in a village, CISF personnel opened fire in which four people were killed. There was a clash and the locals surrounded him and tried to snatch his rifles, after which the central forces opened fire. Awaiting detailed information. TMC claimed that the four people killed were its supporters.
When asked if any action has been taken against the CISF jawans, the officer said, “The Election Commission will decide it.” According to our reports, he fired in self-defense. Official sources in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said that the incident occurred at Mathabhanga polling station at around 9.40 am.