Vohra reviews security in Poonch, Rajouri

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Jammu, Nov 11 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra today reviewed the security scenario in bordering district of Poonch and Rajouri and exhorted the state administration to strictly adhere to the model Code of Conduct.

The Governor said no complaint in this regard would be acceptable, as the administration is required to maintain total impartiality for ensuring free and fair conduct of the elections.

Reviewing the security apparatus with the senior officers of the civil administration, police, paramilitary forces and Army, Mr Vohra also stressed the need for close synergy between various security forces for instilling confidence among the people.

He particularly discussed all the logistical concerns like accommodation, transport, medical services, communication system, food supplies for the security forces and the civilian staff deployed on poll duties.

At Poonch, the Governor was given detailed briefings by the Additional Director General, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Mr Karanjeet Singh, and Deputy Inspector General of Police, Poonch-Rajouri Range, Dr Kamal Saini, about the security scenario while Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Afzal dwelt on the overall situation in the district.

At Rajouri, which will go to polls on November 23, Mr Vohra was given a presentation of the overall situation by Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Rafiq Ahmed.

As many as 454 polling stations will be established in the four constituencies for an electorate of 350,424. In all 65 candidates are in the fray in the district with the largest number of 24 candidates in Rajouri Assembly constituency, followed by 16 in Kalakote, 13 in Darhal and 12 in Nowshera constituency.

In the Poonch district, 353 polling stations will be set up for an electorate of 2,60,565 in the three constituencies of Surankote, Mendhar and Haveli, which will go to polls on November 17.

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