Paramilitary troops in Coimbatore sent back to their hometowns

The paramilitary forces who had been involved in the election security duty left for their hometowns on Wednesday by train.

Ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, more than 2000 paramilitary personnel were called in from various northern states. They were involved in security duties across the state including 891 polling stations that were marked tense and vulnerable.

As the polling was over on Tuesday, the troops were sent back to their hometowns by train yesterday night. The paramilitary forces were involved in poll duties that included the task of sending the voting machines from the poll booths to the counting centres and prevent crowding in vulnerable areas.

It is noteworthy that there was a shortage of police personnel and so the calling in of paramilitary troops set the situation in Coimbatore normal.

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