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Dhemaji dist gets 19 additional companies of armed forces for poll

By The Assam Tribune


Dhemaji, March 26: Dhemaji district bordering Arunachal Pradesh has got 19 additional companies of Central & State Armed Police besides 8 companies of Sikkim Police.

The forces have been deployed to restrain the situation on the polling date.

Dhemaji district will go to polls in the first phase, on March 27.

Dhemaji Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr D Ghanwat informed that the district has been put on high alert for the ensuing poll.

He said adequate forces have been deployed at sensitive, hypersensitive and critical polling stations under the district.

“Though we have no input of subversive attempt to disturb polling by external elements, yet we have deployed adequate security covering all sensitive and critical polling stations,” the district police Chief said.

The SP said the district has so far registered 6 cases of poll-related violence throughout the district but these were not serious in nature.

“Out of the total 129 fire arms, we have closed 119 firearms in the district for election period (9 under exemption), and reported to authority for cancellation of one arms license. Hardcore criminals and accused in election cases are under police surveillance,” the Dhemaji SP added.

Meanwhile, joint forces of district police and excise team have seized more than 25,000 litres of country liquor with a huge consignment of IMFL in the district besides cash amounting to Rs 4.35 lakh from Jonai.

The election department of Dhemaji has equipped 178 polling stations with live webcasting facility. The department also all set to facilitate vehicle and other necessary arrangements for old-aged and physically disabled voters on the polling date.

A total of 1,712 polling personnel have been engaged to conduct polling and security arrangement has been made in 80% of the polling stations for the ensuing Assam Assembly election, said Dhemaji Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer (DEO) Dr Jeevan B in a press meet conducted on Thursday.

There are 122 hyper-sensitive, 57 sensitive and 46 criitcal polling stations in Dhemaji district which spread in two Assembly constituencies – 113 Dhemaji (ST) Assembly constituency and 114-Jonai (ST) Assembly constituency.

Meanwhile the district administration ordered three-day Dray Day till 6.00 pm of March 27 for smooth conduct of polling in the district.

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