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Tight security in border areas for Dec 20 polling

Nearly 20,000 security personnel will be deployed in Jammu for the final phase of polling on December 20, especially in the wake of threat of infiltration by militants in the sensitive border areas.

“About 180 companies of central para-military forces and 2,448 state police force personnel shall be deployed on poll duty, “ District Electoral Officer (DEO), Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu said.

All the polling stations of Jammu district shall have paramilitary forces deployed to meet any eventuality, he said, adding the security forces are preparedness to check any infiltration. Eleven Assembly constituencies of Jammu go to polls along with nine others in fifth and final phase of polling on December 20.

As many as 10,10,959 people including 5,23,945 males and 4,87,012 females are eligible to vote. 1224 polling stations have been set up Jammu district, which faced the burnt of Pakistan shelling and firing in August and October this year.
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