Security heightened for Thursday’s voteThe district administration is geared to foil security threats on December 7, the polling day for the second phase of federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.
The district administration is geared to foil security threats on December 7, the polling day for the second phase of federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.
Chief District Officer Krishna Bahadur Katwal said special arrangements are in place for making the election peaceful. “Even election officials will be frisked at the voting centres,” he said, adding that voters’ person will be searched before allowing them into the polling booths.
Polling centres are said to be under constant watch. Security challenges are growing in the district after a spike in anti-poll activities. Even ballot papers are being taken to the voting centres with the help of security personnel.
A security official said there would be no compromises in security matters. A majority of the polling stations and centres in the district are identified as “highly sensitive”. The District Police Office has mobilised personnel heavily for the security of candidates, polling stations and centres.
Border sealed for 72 hours
KANCHANPUR: Nepal-India border crossings in Kanchanpur have been shut for 72 hours ahead of Thursday’s polls. According to the District Administration Office, the border was sealed from Monday evening until Thursday evening. “Security personnel have been deployed at the border to check unlawful activities during the polls,” said Chief District Officer Kumar Bahadur Khadka. (PR)