The Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission has begun a “vulnerability mapping” exercise to assess requirement of security forces for conducting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in a smooth and hassle-free manner.
“The state Election Commission is undertaking vulnerability mapping of the entire state to assess requirement of security forces for conducting elections in a smooth and hassle-free manner,” state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) BR Sharma said.
“All this is being done to hold incident-free and free and fair polls in the state,” Sharma said adding that “We will take all steps to ensure that voters come out to vote without any fear or favour”.
Regarding deployment of security forces in the state, Sharma said that security would be tight as it was in the assembly elections held recently and central paramilitary forces would be deployed in required numbers keeping in view the sensitivity of the polling stations.
He said nearly 40,000 government employees from various departments would be engaged for poll-related duties, adding that most of them had been put on duty even during the recently-held assembly polls.