Jammu to go for polls tomorrow

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A day before the Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be held in Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency, the director General of Police on Wednesday said that despite a considerable level of improvement in security situation, the security forces does not want to take any chances this time.

Ashok Prasad the DGP Jammu and Kashmir said that the level of threat from the militants is similar to that was in 2008 general elections but the police and other security agencies have taken certain measures to make foolproof security arrangements this time.

He said: “We have a coordination committee of various security agencies who take decisions on deployment of forces. But one thing is sure that we do not want to take any chances this time.”

Meanwhile, police and other security forces on Wednesday launched a massive search operation in Rajouri town and other places of the district to prevent an untoward incident on the day of polling in the Jammu Lok Sabah constituency.

Sources said the security has been beefed up in the entire region particularly with massive search operations launched by the security forces in Rajouri area. With barricades kept at several places in the area, the vehicles were thoroughly checked throughout the day. Also security was increased in various towns in Jammu region. Reports maintained that security was raised on Rajouri-Jammu and Rajouri-Poonch highways and the vehicles are being checked thoroughly. (KNS)

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