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No hypersensitive booths, officials surprised

Believe it or not, there is not a single hypersensitive polling station in Gorakhpur. According to the current list of polling stations prepared by the district administration for the municipal elections, there are only two categories general and sensitive polling stations in the city.

india Updated: Oct 27, 2006 00:07 IST

Believe it or not, there is not a single hypersensitive polling station in Gorakhpur. According to the current list of polling stations prepared by the district administration for the municipal elections, there are only two categories general and sensitive polling stations in the city.

According to the list, 33 polling stations have been identified as sensitive.
The missing of hypersensitive polling station names from the list has astonished the subordinate police officials. These officials said that they would rake up the issue with senior officials and would apprise them of two-dozen hypersensitive polling stations in the city.

Meanwhile, the administration has geared up for fair and incident free municipal corporation election. District administration has divided the city in seven zones and 26 sectors.

There are 108 polling stations and 638 polling booths where around 6 lakh voters would caste their votes on October 31.

SSP Raja Srivastav has directed the subordinate police officials to ensure the surrendering of arms licence in their respective police station.

Sources said out of 10794 are licence around 10,000 armed licence have been surrender in various police stations.

Srivastav has also directed the officials to arrest the wanted miscreants and to maintain strict vigil on the movement of anti-social elements.

Subordinate officials have been directed strictly implement the election code of conduct and administration is concentrated on the movement of vehicles with nameplates of MLAs.

According to officials, one sub inspector would be deputed at each sensitive polling station along with one section PAC.

Administration has decided to deploy seven police station incharge, 180 sub inspector, 100 inspector, 240 head constables along with 8 sector PAC and homeguards for commencement of the peaceful polling.

A police station incharge would have to monitor five polling stations and 20 barriers have been erected in various part of the city to restrict the traffic movement on the day of polling.