Jharkhand: Massive anti-Maoist operation underway ahead of poll

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Ranchi, Nov 13: Security forces launched a big anti-Maoist operation in poll-bound Jharkhand on Tuesday to ensure that the election process is completed smoothly, an ANI report said.

[See also: Jharkhand assembly poll schedule]

State police officers met the senior officials of Chhattisgarh in Gumla district, which will go to the polls on November 25, the date for the first phase of the election, to chalk out a plan for the polls.

J'khand: Massive anti-Maoist op underway

Eighty-one assembly seats of the state will go to the election between November 25 and December 20, with the results coming out on December 23. Jammu and Kashmir is the other state which will go to the election during this phase.

Deputy Inspector General of police Praveen Singh assured that voters shouldn't feel threatened by the ultras and every effort should be made to stop the Maoists from disrupting the poll, the ANI report said.

The Maoists have called for boycott of the five-phased election.

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