J-K DGP says extra forces to be deployed during Assembly polls

October 22nd, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar, Oct 22 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Kuldeep Khuda has said that extra security would be deployed for the seven-phase polls in the state beginning November 17.
“We are expected to get the required forces in time. They will be deployed as per the requirement. Different strength of forces will be required in different phases,” said Kuldeep Khuda, Director General of Police. Separatist leaders have threatened to boycott any state election and plan to hold protests during the elections.
Khuda said that strict actions would be taken against anybody who tried to disrupt the elections. “Anybody who violated law of land, action will be followed,” he added.
The seven-phase polling will be held for 87 Assembly seats.
The second phase of elections will be held on November 23 and third phase will take place on November 30.
The fourth phase of polling will take place on December 7 while the fifth, sixth and seventh phases will be held on December 13, 17 and 24 respectively.
Counting of votes will be held on December 28.
There are 8, 109 polling stations in the state. (ANI)

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