DGP reviews security arrangements for panchayat poll in Kalahandi dist

Bhawanipatna: After reviewing Maoist situation and preparation for three-tier panchayat poll in tribal dominated Malkangiri district yesterday, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh on Saturday visited Kalahandi district and took stock of security arrangement for the ensuing panchayat poll there.

The DGP also discussed about the Maoist situation with SP Brijesh Ray, Nuapada SP Sambit Sampad, Balangir SP Asish Singh and other top police official during his visit to Kalahandi district.

After the review meeting the DGP told newsmen, “In Kalahandi, all poll arrangements have been completed. The police are taking steps to ensure security of poll candidates, voters as well as the polling booths. We expect a large number of voters will turn up to vote on the poll day and the election will be held peacefully.”

Singh stated, “Most of the poll candidates have filed their nomination,” adding that there is nil impact of the boycott call given by Maoists.

Among others, IG (Operation) RP Koche, DIG (South Western Range) S Saini and DIG Narasingha Bhola were present during the review meeting.

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On Friday, the DGP visited Malkangiri to take stock of the situation there ahead of panchayat polls.