Kolkata (JPN, Bureau): In view of the forthcoming elections in West Bengal and taking note of the Opposition’s allegation of not utilising the CRPF, the Election Commission has decided to interfere in the deployment of paramilitary forces in different parts of Bengal. As many as 100 companies of paramilitary forces are reaching Bengal on Sunday.

ADG (law and order) Surajit Kar Purakayastha said the state government had sought 800 companies of the forces while 100 would be sent on Sunday.

The ADG stated that the Election Commission, too, felt the requirement of deploying forces in Maoist-hit region like Paschim Medinipur, which will witness the single largest deployment with one-third of the forces, Purulia and Bankura.

However, the contingent will also be sent to all 18 districts, including Darjeeling.

Once the date of polls is announced and the notification is issued, more contingent of forces will trickle in.