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IGP for strict law & order during Moga bypoll election

UNI  Moga, January 29, 2013
First Published: 15:56 IST(29/1/2013) | Last Updated: 10:38 IST(30/1/2013)

Bathinda Inspector general of police(IGP) Nirmal Singh Dhillon on Tuesday held meeting with the SSP Moga Asish Chowdhary and other gazetted officers of the district to review the election arrangements for Moga bypoll scheduled to be held on February 23.


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Dhillon directed the police officials of the district to maintain law and order and peace during the electioneering and also directed them to keep strict watch of the activities on the anti-social elements so that these elements could not disturb the
atmosphere.

The IG also directed the SSP and other gazetted officer to ensure that the police officials on duty act neutrally and also perform their duty honestly. Moreover, no police personnel should be allowed to violate the model code of conduct of the Election Commission.

Dhillon also said during the elections about 1,700 policemen--gazetted and non-gazetted, home guards, head constables and constable will be put on all kinds of election duty.

Apart from it, six companies of paramilitary Forces will be put on poll duty so that electorate could exercise their franchise fearlessly.

The IG police also stated that if needed more police force would be deplayed in Moga for smooth and peaceful polling.

The IG also stated that the district administration has declared 27 polling station as supersenstive and 47 as sensitive out of 93 polling stations being setup for polling.

The Moga assembly constituency have total 1,78,320 electorate, including 94,098 males and 84,222 females.

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