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Forces refuse to let down guard

india Updated: May 12, 2011 15:07 IST
Koushik Dutta

After conducting a free, fair and peaceful election in the 'terror zone' in West Midnapore district on Tuesday, the security officers appeared relaxed on Wednesday. Though a section of the Central paramilitary force returned, a large section of the forces remained in the district even after the crucial sixth phase of the state assembly election.

Those who stayed back in Jangalmahal area, who were earlier busy conducting a peaceful poll, spent Tuesday mostly in the camps, besides normal patrolling.

"We are not giving any chance to the goons to do anything wrong. Though we were successful in conducting a peaceful election last day, we are keep a watch even today," said a commandant of CRPF posted in the Jangalmahal area.

People of the area want the forces to stay behind for a few more days so that they can lead normal fearless days.

Sources in the administration said that a part of the Central paramilitary forces that had come to the district for the elections would stay back for some days even after the election results are declared on Friday.

While some jawans stood guarding the area in the morning and afternoon, nvormal patrolling was carried out on Wednesday.

The mood, however, was relaxed inside the camps. "We are also keep a watch, particularly in the border areas as well as in places which are probable hideouts of the rebels," the CRPF officer said.