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EC conducting 'vulnerability mapping' in Gujarat

india Updated: Oct 15, 2007 20:34 IST

The Election Commission (EC) is conducting 'vulnerability mapping' of areas and persons in Gujarat for the two-phase Assembly polls to be held on December 11 and 16.

"Among the 4,461 polling booths in Ahmedabad district, we have already declared 1,518 as sensitive and 322 as hyper-sensitive," Dhananjay Dwivedi, District Election Officer and Ahmedabad Collector, said.

"We are conducting vulnerability mapping of areas and pockets. Under this process we will also identify persons or groups who could cause hurdles during the elections," he said.

Both police and Revenue Department are engaged in mapping such areas in all the 182 Assembly constituencies, he added.

Once the mapping is done, appropriate steps will be initiated, Dwivedi said, without specifying a date when the process will be completed.

The Election Officer said the central para military forces will be posted at all the pollings booths in Gujarat, while the state police will form the outer line of protection.

Dwivedi said the EC has identified 20,800 duplicate voters in the election list in Ahmedabad district.

"We have disbursed photo-identity cards to 85.2 per cent of voters in the district." "The names of 33,000 persons who have died have also been removed," he said, adding a list of five lakh persons who have shifted their residence had been prepared.