Kohima: With the legislative assembly elections around the corner in Maharashtra, an unlikely lot of women from the distant Northeast region of the country are stealing the show. After all, they have been tasked with a huge responsibility, that of maintaining peace and order ahead of state polls on October 21.
Known for their valour and efficiency, members of the 15th NAP (IR) Mahila Battalion have been deployed to guard several localities of Maharashtra. Visuals of the proud women marching the streets are winning hearts on the Internet.
In a telephonic conversation with EastMojo, Renchamo P Kikon, additional director general of police (ADGP) (law and order), said: “There are 15 companies of the Naga IRBn, out of which two are Mahila Battalions, which were deployed in Maharashtra for state election duty.”
Kikon added that the women personnel left Nagaland in batches on October 10 and 11.
The ADGP further said that the troops were deployed in four districts of Maharashtra. They will be relieved of their special duty by October 22.
The induction of members of the 15th NAP (IR) Mahila Battalion for Maharashtra election duty was being carried out for the first time, Kikon added.