Jalandhar: Six paramilitary companies to be deployed for Shahkot bypoll

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 17th May, 2018

JALANDHAR: Six companies of paramilitary forces will be deployed at polling booths on May 28 for Shahkot assembly bypoll. It was also decided that around 50 micro observers would also be deployed during the poll day to ensure that polling was conducted in a smooth, peaceful and transparent manner. It was informed that the six companies would reach Shahkot on May 20.Six Static Surveillance Teams and three Flying Squad Teams have also been constituted for keeping a strict vigil over law and order situation in the segment.Likewise, it was decided that web casting would be done by the Election Commission at around 100 locations. A decision to this effect was taken in a high-level meeting to review the security arrangements for the poll.The meeting was chaired by general observer Ravi Kant Jain, deputy commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar.During the meeting, it was decided that in order to ensure free and fair polls, six companies of the Border Security Force would be deployed at the polling booths along with the state police.

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