All Polling Stations in Anantnag Hyper-sensitive
All Polling Stations in Anantnag Hyper-sensitive, Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir have been declared \"hyper-sensitive\" following terror strikes Monday in which three people were killed.
Anantnag: All 1,615 polling stations in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir have been declared "hyper-sensitive" following terror strikes Monday in which three people were killed, officials here said on Wednesday. Fifteen battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (), 7,500 personnel of the state armed police and all police forces posted in the four districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian have been placed at the disposal of election authorities. Ten battalions of the Rashtriya Rifles are also ready to thwart any attempt by separatist guerrillas to disrupt the polls.
Special Director General of Police K. Rajendra Kumar held a meeting in Awantipora area of Pulwama district Tuesday to review the security arrangements in the aftermath of the killing of two village headman in Amlar and Batgund villages. Poll staff are being escorted by security forces, while village heads have been advised to take extra precaution on the eve of the polls. Director General of Police Ashok Prasad said the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit was involved in the killings in Pulwama district. However, a lesser-known guerrilla group Al-Badr has owned responsibility for the killings.