Paramilitary forces arrived in the city on Friday and it will be deployed in sensitive areas during the by-election to Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly constituency scheduled for November 3.
“The Central paramilitary forces have arrived in the city. One is from Bengaluru, another being grouped from Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Mysuru,” Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner of Police (West division) Sajeev M Patil said.
He said the Central Industrial Security Force contingent is also being deployed in the west division.
The battle in the RR Nagar constituency has intensified with candidates and political parties trading allegations of poll code violations on each other.
The BJP has fielded Munirathna, a Congress turncoat, while H Kusuma, wife of IAS officer late Ravi is contesting from Congress and V Krishnamurthy is the JDS candidate. (Agency)