Jammu And Kashmir Election Commission Identifies 4059 Critical Poll Booths

Jammu And Kashmir Election Commission Identifies 4059 Critical Poll Booths

18 March 2014
India Today
Ashwani Kumar

Srinagar: Umang Narula, Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday said that 4059 polling stations across the state have been identified as critical. 'The state has 9633 polling stations and out of these 4059 have been declared as critical polling booths at 3461 polling Station locations,' Narula said while chairing a review meeting in order to ensure free, fair and peaceful conduct of the Lok Sabha election 2014. Special Director General of Police K Rajendra, who is Police Nodal Officer for the State, also attended the meeting. The issue of mobilization and district wise deployment of Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) and State Armed Police (SAP) was discussed in detail during the meeting. Rajendra stated that the force deployment for the Elections is being made keeping in the view that the Election Commission of India has already extended the time of poll from 0700 hrs to 1800 hrs. The Special DGP informed that so far 817 licensed weapons have been deposited, 376 persons have been bound and down under the preventive sections of CRPC, 957 non-bailable warrants have been executed, 171 hamlets indentified as vulnerable and 143 persons indentified as probable source of trouble. Meanwhile the logistical arrangements for the Para military forces being made in this regard for troops coming from outside for performing election duties in the State were also discussed. It was further informed that in Lok Sabha elections 2009, 1039 companies of Para military forces were deployed in order to conduct fair and transparent elections.