293 sensitive polling booths in DelhiMay 3rd, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A total of 293 polling booths in the national capital have been identified as “sensitive” and “hypersensitive” and extra police force will deployed there during polling for Lok Sabha elections May 7, election officials said Sunday.
“The Delhi police has identified 253 sensitive and 40 hypersensitive booths across Delhi. There will be an extra deployment of security forces at these booths to prevent any untoward incident,” deputy chief electoral officer (CEO) J.K. Sharma told IANS.
The Delhi police has decided to deploy Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) across the capital and especially around the sensitive booths to deal with any attempt to disrupt polling.
According to the official, 11 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 11,348 polling booths in Delhi.
Voting for Delhi’s seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi will held in the fourth phase on May 7.
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