Pradeep Singh

In a bid to stop the alleged infiltration of Andhra Pradesh government officials, the Koraput district administration on Friday deployed heavy police force in the bordering Kotia region.

As per reports, the Andhra officials had scheduled a slew of government programmes at Madcar, Uparsembi, Ganjeipadar, and other villages in a bid to disrupt polls in the region.

IICs of Sunabeda, Semiliguda, Damanjodi, and Patani along with other senior police officials of the district had reportedly camped at different points of the bordering region on Friday to ensure that the law and order situation is properly maintained.

Koraput Collector Abdaal Akhtar said that no one will be allowed to disrupt elections in the region. "If anyone will try to create disturbance during polls or try to stop people from exercising their franchise, we will take stern action against the person," he said.

Akhtar further said, "The Kotia case is already subjudice and in case of any violation of the status quo or any violation of the court's decision, we will apprise the court about the same in the next hearing."