66 polling stations highly sensitive in Kanchanpur, 18 in Palpa

KANCHANPUR/PALPA: As many as 66 polling stations in Kanchanpur and 18 in Palpa have been enlisted as highly-sensitive from the security perspective for the June 28 local level elections.

Kanchanpur District Security Committee has listed the polling stations near the Indian border as ultra-sensitive locations, and beefed up reliable security. 26 polling centers are declared sensitive and 40 as general, out of the total of 132 polling stations, said DSP  Bharat Bahadur Dahal of Kanchanpur District Police Office.

Most of the polling stations in Mahakali Municipality, Beldandi Rural Municipality, Bhimdatta Municipality, Belauri and Purnabas Municipalities that border India have been listed as highly-sensitive," he added.

Likewise, In Palpa district, three  polling stations are highly sensitive  in Tansen Municipality, six in Rampur Municipality, one in Mathagadhi Rural Municipality, four in Tinahun Rural Municipality, and four in Rainadevi Chhahara Rural Municipality.

Similarly, other 40 polling stations are listed as sensitive. Among the sensitive polling stations, seven are in Tansen Municipality, four in Rampur Municipality, two in Nisdi Rural Municipality, three in Purbakhola Rural Municipality, five in Rambhakhola Municipality, three in Bagnaskali Rural Municipality, four in Mathgadhi Rural Municipality, three in Ribdikot Rural Municipality, two in Tinahun Rural Municipality and six in Raina Chhahara Rural Municipality. Similarly, other remaining stations are listed as normal.

It may be noted that 118 polling stations are managed in Palpa district for the convenience of the voters.

The stations located in areas prone to criminal activities have been declared as sensitive. A three-tier security apparatus has been kept in place for efficient security service in the polling stations. The first security circle will be manned by Nepal Police and temporary police personnel, second by Armed Police Force  and third by the Nepal Army.

Meanwhile, the local administration in Kanchanpur has imposed a ban on sale, distribution, consumption and supply of liquor products to prevent the eventuality of any untoward activities from taking place during the election period.