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Assam: 1,500 home guards cite mistreatment, threaten to leave ahead of polling

Assam: 1,500 home guards cite mistreatment, threaten to leave ahead of polling

Cachar is a large district with seven assembly seats. It has 1,086, 090 voters and 1,834 polling stations. Local police, CRPF and other security forces have already been deployed for election.

By Wednesday morning, about a 100 of them had already boarded a train for Guwahati even as the rest of them continue to be at the station. They were allegedly forced to walk almost 5km to the railway station for want of vehicles on Tuesday evening.

Cachar is a large district with seven assembly seats. It has 1,086, 090 voters and 1,834 polling stations. Local police, CRPF and other security forces have already been deployed for election.

But police superintendent Bhanwar Lal Meena sought 69 additional armed security companies to bolster the security arrangement.

Around 1,500 home guards came to the district after being deployed in upper Assam for the first phase. They say the local administration did not arrange proper food, shelter and water for them. Also, they claimed, that they were supposed to get ₹5,100 for three days of duty, but Cachar administration gave them only ₹900.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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