J&K to involve entire state and central police force in election

KL Report


The authorities have decided to involve entire state and Central Police forces available to it in election duty.

All the polling stations and booths in the Kashmir Valley and parts of erstwhile Doda district were identified as “super-sensitive” and “sensitive” along with about 45 per cent of these in rest of Jammu.

Some 330 companies of the Central armed police forces (CAPFs) are being requisitioned or will be mobilised from internal resources for the purpose. As many as 15,314 government officials and employees will also be deployed for election duty.

A high-level panel of police and paramilitary forces set up by the government, which discussed the issue of making foolproof security arrangements for Lok Sabha elections in J&K’s six parliamentary constituencies, has submitted its recommendations to the government.

Official sources said that the CAPFs and the J&K police personnel will be bifurcated in two parts and then deployed in Jammu and Kashmir divisions where they would be rotated constituency wise.

Elections to six J&K Lok Sabha seats will be held in five phases, the polling for the first — the Jammu seat — is scheduled to take place on April 10.


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