680 central forces companies for Bengal poll fifth phase

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Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) As many as 680 companies of central forces will be deployed in poll-bound districts of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata and Hooghly during the fifth phase of polls on April 30, Election Commission officials said here.

“680 companies will be deployed. There has been slight realignment of observers. In each of the three poll going districts, two police observers will be deployed,” an official said.

Earlier, officials had said while Kolkata and Hooghly will have two police observers each, in South 24 Parganas, three observers will be deployed.

Fifty-three constituencies spread across the three districts will go to the polls on Saturday.

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