"It is not a big development. It is a normal process," Singh said, when asked about his ministry serving the notice to the Congress chief asking him to clarify within a fortnight his "factual position" on a complaint questioning his citizenship status.
"The deployment of additional forces is a routine exercise related to pre-election induction," a source said. Among the 100 companies of paramilitary forces, 45 were from the CRPF, 35 were from the BSF and 10 each from the SSB and the ITBP.
The Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) has been demanding the creation of a separate state comprising the four eastern districts of Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire for over a decade now.
The Home Ministry directive comes days after the government sanctioned wider powers to Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to act against shell companies being used for illegal activities, including money laundering and tax evasion, officials said.