Elaborate security arrangements for Bikramganj Lok Sabha by-poll

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Patna, Dec 28 (UNI) The state administration had made elaborate and fool proof security arrangements to ensure peaceful polling during Bikramganj Lok Sabha by election tomorrow while shoot at sight order had been issued to prevent trouble mongers from disrupting the poll process.

State Chief Electoral Officer Sudhir Kumar Rakesh told reporters here that more than 13 lakh voters would exercise their franchise at 1434 polling booths.Sixty per cent polling booths had been declared as sensitive and hyper sensitive and the security arrangements had been made accordingly, he added.

'' Forty companies of paramilitary forces had been deployed at various booths to ensure free and fare polling,'' he said adding digital cameras had also been installed at sensitive booths to check the incidents of tampering with Electoral Voting Machine(EVM).

The border of the Rohtas district with Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand had been sealed to check the influx from trouble mongers from other states, he said adding special magistrates were deputed on sectoral basis in the entire constituency.


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