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Pre-poll security scan on, CEC to arrive on Dec 22

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2018

FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Dec 20: The Meghalaya Police constituted a full-fledged cell to carry out the security assessment of the entire 60 Assembly constituencies ahead of the elections in the State. A three-member team of the Central Election Commission (CEC) led by the Chief Election Commissioner will arrive here on December 22 to deliberate on the electoral preparedness.

Notwithstanding the dates that the CEC will announce for the polls slated in February next year, the Police have already completed the profiling of the constituencies in the State. “Our nodal team has already completed its assessment on the sensitivity of the Polling booths, and the threat perceptions that will further project our needs of the Central para-military forces,” stated the Meghalaya DGP in an exclusive chat with The Sentinel. The full-fledged cell is being headed by the Additiol Director General of Police (ADGP) BL Buam and assisted by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Mukesh Singh.

Although, the DGP refused to divulge on the projected sensitiveness of the booths or constituencies that span the State, he pointed out that the State will need more CRPF forces to aid the State police in the upcoming electioneering process.

“Apart from that, our SPs are up to the job of providing additiol inputs that will help us re-arrange on any security related issues,” Singh said ahead of his meeting with the top CEC officials. The CEC officials on arrival will hold meetings with government officials before returning to New Delhi for filizing the dates of elections in Meghalaya.

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