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Anti-naxal forces won’t be used for polls: Odisha DGP

Ruling out diversion of the Central paramilitary forces from the ongoing anti-naxal operations in the State, the Odisha Police on Saturday said it required an additional 50 companies of Central forces for the elections in Odisha.

“There is no question of diverting the jawans, both the Central paramilitary and the State’s Special Operation Group (SOG), deployed in the anti-naxal operation. They will be engaged in providing security in polling booths in their respective areas,” Director-General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra told reporters after reviewing situation in the southern range.

Mr. Mishra said the State had asked the Centre to provide an additional 50 companies of the Central forces for the Lok Sabha and State Assembly polls.

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