Monday, December 11, 2023

Voting in Jamshedpur today amid high security cover

 Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, May 11 : The administration has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth and incident free polling for Jamshedpur Parliamentary seat on Sunday.

Apart from the high profile security arrangements the district administration has taken up slew of measures to ensure safety of the voters. On Saturday, polling personnel were airlifted to Maoist affected areas in Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency.

There are 1,885 booths in the constituency, 662 are super-sensitive, 699 sensitive and 524 normal. Polling will be covered by CCTV cameras in 259 booths. Webcams have been installed in 233 booths and there will be micro-observers in 118 booths. Shops and business establishments will remain closed from 7am till 4pm on Sunday.

According to information a total of 32 poll personnel along with polling materials and dry rations were airlifted from Sonari Aerodrome by a state-owned chopper.

These personnel with serve their duties at Dumuria (booth number 189 and 190) in Potka assembly constituency, Gudabandha (booth number 159, 160 and 161) and Jhantijharna area of Galudih (booth number 78, 79 and 80) both in Ghatshila assembly constituency today.

Moreover, another helicopter also airlifted four polling personnel along with poll materials and dry rations from Chaibasa to Thalkobad (in Saranda) under Manoharpur assembly constituency of Singhbhum constituency.

East Singhbhum deputy commissioner-cum-returning officer for Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency, Amit Kumar said that sensitive and super sensitive booths have been identified in the Assembly areas and security personnel would be deployed accordingly.

“We are confident that the elections will be free and fair and we have finalised every details for the poll,” he noted.

Meanwhile, following directive of election commission the administration would be introducing webcasting through tablets at highly sensitive booths and also carry out recording through videography. There are 110 highly sensitive booths in the constituency.

Meanwhile, 800 police force of the district will be assisted by jawans of CRPF, Jharkhand Armed Police, homeguards, Rapid Action Police (RAP) and Rapid Action Force for maintaining security at the 1626 polling booths in the constituency.

In addition to this, micro observers have been deputed at polling stations to keep an eye on every movement of the polling agents and on the suspicious characters, if any, at the naxal infested booths and also at urban area booths which are vulnerable from the law and order point of view. 

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