SILCHAR, March 27 - In a bid to encourage voters for maximum participation in the ensuing Lok Sabha election, the Cachar district administration and police along with BSF is taking steps to facilitate the voters who reside outside the fencing along the 36.8-km-long India-Bangladesh international border.
According to statistics available from the District Election Office here, there are 97 voters (80 at Nathanpur and 17 at Pirnagar) who are staying outside the fencing. It may be mentioned that the locality under Katigorah constituency of Cachar district does not have any school or anganwadi centre or any government office which could be used as polling stations therein.
Cachar SP Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta told media persons here on Wednesday that unlike normal days when the fencing gates are opened and closed at specified timings, people living in Nathanpur and Pirnagar areas outside the fencing on the Indian territory can come inside the barricaded fence within the hours of voting to cast their votes on April 18. �Along with Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri, I have consulted the matter with the BSF authorities and they have ensured that voters outside the fence can come inside with necessary and valid documents required for casting votes,� the SP said.
Further, Dev Mahanta was quick to comment that strict vigil will be maintained to check any attempt of illegal trespassing of Bangladeshi nationals into India during the poll day.