According to PTI report, as many as 1 lakh security personnel have been deployed in the state for smooth conduct of the first phase of polling on November 12, a senior police official said Saturday.
The first phase of assembly polls will see voting in 18 seats spread over eight Maoist-affected districts in the state.
Security personnel, including central paramilitary force, have been deployed to ensure peaceful polling in the first phase, Chhattisgarh’s Special Director General (Anti-Maoist Operations) DM Awasthi told news agency PTI.
Explosion before the polls
A fierce gunfight broke out between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Antagarh village after the Maoists triggered at least seven explosions, a day before voting begins for the assembly election.
A jawan was killed when an improvised explosive device or IED exploded during the encounter.
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