Jammu and Kashmir security set-up satisfactory: plan panel

April 10th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, April 10 (IANS) Security arrangements in Jammu and Kashmir for the Lok Sabha elections are satisfactory, Election Commissioner Naveen Chawla said here Friday.
Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir last year were a historical landmark and the coming Lok Sabha polls would add a new chapter to it, he said.

Chawla was speaking to the media after a day-long review of the security scenario of the Jammu region where the two constituencies of Jammu-Poonch and Udhampur-Doda are going to polls in the first (April 16) and second phases (April 23) of the five phased polls.

“We are satisfied with the arrangements,” Chawla said and added the election process would be monitored “deep down”, for which “micro-observers have been appointed.”

Earlier, officers told Chawla, who will take over as the chief election commissioner May 1, that the security scene was manageable despite stepped-up infiltration from across the border.

“Our counter-infiltration effort has been successful as the infiltrators have been neutralised on the Line of Control itself,” a senior police officer.

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