The division bench of Chief Justice T. S. Shivagnanam and Justice Hiranmay Bhattacharya upheld Bhattacharya’s submission.
The opposition had demanded deployment of central force personnel in all 61,636 booths and welcomed the high court’s order.
The SEC had earlier sought just 22 companies of central armed paramilitary forces (CAPF) comprising around 2,200 personnel.
Bullets were fired on the last day for filing nominations on Thursday in which two persons allegedly were killed. The government, however, is yet to confirm the two deaths officially.
On October 14, the body of the third-year mechanical engineering student was found in his hostel room in IIT Kharagpur.