As many as 186 polling booths of Sarlahi and Rautahat districts are highly sensitive. Security has been tightened in both the districts for local level elections slated for May 13.

The local administration has considered the places highly sensitive areas due to its geographical location and transportation facility in different local levels adjoining the Indian borders.

As many as 83 places of Rautahat and 103 places of Sarlahi are placed in the list of highly sensitive areas.

District Administration Office, Rautahat, said the meeting of the security committee had kept the places in the list of highly sensitive areas due to the geographical location, transportation facility, among others.

Chief District Officer Krishna Bahadur Shahi said Rajdevi, Gaur, Ishanath, Paroha Baudhimai, Chure, and Chandrapur municipalities, and 83 other polling stations of 14 local levels are in the list of highly sensitive areas from the point of view of local level election.

He urged voters to participate in the voting in a free and fearless manner as special security would be managed for the safety and security of voters in the voting stations.

He added that temporary police, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepali Army would be deployed for the same.

Similarly, as many as 103 polling centres in Sarlahi are in the list of highly sensitive areas.

The polling stations of constitution number 3 and 4 are highly sensitive. According to the District Security Committee, special security will be managed in the voting centres. Chief District Officer Thaneshwor Gautam urged the voters to vote in a free and fearless manner.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 29, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.