Indo-Bangla border to be sealed during polling
Paramilitary forces would be deployed in all booths in the district for the election process to go on smoothly on Monday.india Updated: May 07, 2006 17:05 IST
The Indo-Bangladesh international border and West Bengal-Assam inter-state border will be kept sealed till completion of the polling process on Monday, Deputy Election Commissioner Ananth Kumar said.
Kumar said paramilitary forces would be deployed in all booths in the district. The election process is going on smoothly for Monday's polling, he added.
The DM said that sealing of the Indo-Bangladesh border in the district would come into effect from Sunday.
In the fenced areas of the border, the border gates will be kept opened from 6 am on Monday to help the Indian residents on the other side of the border fencing to cast their votes.
The BSF was asked to beef up vigil on the border till completion of the election process, he said. As a measure to keep peace along West Bengal-Assam border, the Cooch Behar administration would be keeping close contact with its counterpart in Assam, he added.
Singh said that 582 polling booths had been marked as hypersensitive and 760 as sensitive. 600 digital cameras were to be kept in operation in 1626 polling booths, he added. The SP Jag Mohan said there would be 8,000 paramilitary forces.
Meanwhile, polling personnel had left for various polling stations on Sunday morning with EVMs.