MORIGAON, April 8 - All arrangements have been made to hold free and fair polls in the three LACs of Morigaon district under No. 10 Nagaon HPC, the polling of which will be held on April 18.
Addressing a press a conference here on Sunday, Rituraj Bora, Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Morigaon said that in first phase polling on April 11 under No. 11 Kaliabor HPC, polling will be held in 138 polling stations in Morigaon district. The law and order aspect of these polling stations will be looked after by the Morigaon police administration. However, on April 18, as many as 5,80, 473 voters will exercise their franchise in three Assembly constituencies of the district namely Jagiroad, Lahorighat and Morigaon under No. 10 Nagaon HPC. Altogether 812 polling stations have been set up in the district where around 5,000 polling and presiding officers will be detailed.
The second round of training of those officials have been completed while the final round of training will be held on April 11 next, the DC Morigaon said. He further said that there will be six all women polling stations � three in Jagiroad College and three in Jaluguti which will be controlled by women polling, presiding and police officials. Apart from this, there will be nine model poling stations in the district. All efforts have been made to ensure the voting of physically challenged and senior citizens of the district, the DC added.
On the other hand, for sake of holding of free and fair polls in the district, the Excise department has launched operations against illegal liquor and a total of 630 litres of country liquor were destroyed at Kapahera under Mikirbheta PS, the Morigaon Excise Superintendent, M Hussain said. The DC, Morigaon directed the the Excise officials to be more vigilant before the polls against illegal wine business.
Addressing newsmen, SP, Morigaon, Swapnanil Deka said that police swung into action against the 164 people who have non-bailable warrants against them. The Morigaon Police has requested the administration to remove names of the 15 persons from the voters� list who are absconding after committing crimes. The SP said that altogether 880 licensed arms were surrendered. Police also recovered one pistol and some ammunition on April 4 under Mayong PS area. The SP, Morigaon further said that there are 95 critical polling stations in Morigaon district where armed police force will be detailed. Altogether, 10 companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) would be detailed in Morigaon district to maintain law and order during the poll, he added.
Meanwhile, SST and flying squad recovered a total amount of Rs 5,60,155 from different parts of the district. Dr Ravi Kumar Surpur, General Election Observer, Ananda Kumar, Expenditure Observer and B Malla Reddy, Police Observer have been monitoring the overall election process in the district.