Shillong: Meghalaya police have already put in place a plan that will be handled at the level of the Superintendent of Police (SP) to ward off any untoward incidents on Wednesday – the day of polling to the 58 constituencies of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).
Intelligence inputs point out that there are certain polling booths located along the disputed Assam-Meghalaya boundary that might encounter certain problems. These are areas located in Ri-bhoi-Karbi Anglong-West Jaintia Hills, Karbi Anglong and Kamrup-West Khasi Hills.
Meghalya Director of Police (DGP) S Chandranathan told The Sentinel, “The SPs have already prepared their plans to ensure smooth polling.”
There are 1,433 polling booths in Khasi Hills and another 408 in Jaintia Hills and there are 101 candidates of multiple political parties vying for the post of an elected MDC. Notwistanding the existence of ceratin polling booths that are considered sensitive, the DGP downplayed the idea that the Central Armed Police Force have been deployed. He said those present in the State are being used beside personnel of the Home Guards and Civil Defence.
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