Security beefed up for re-polling in Bharatpur Metropolis-19

CHITWAN: Security has been beefed up for re-polling in Bharatpur Metropolitan City ward no 19 in view of election scheduled for Friday.

According to the District Security Committee, more than 1,000 security personnel would be deployed in the single ward.

Chief of the District Police Office, Chitwan, Superintendent of Police, Deepak Thapa, said that 461 security personnel from Nepal Police and 295 security personnel from the Armed Police Force would be mobilised there.

SP Thapa said that a team comprising 35 members under the leadership of Police Inspector would be mobilised in each polling centre.

Similarly, three mobile teams under command of Police Inspector as well as three escort teams under leadership of Deputy Superintendent of Police would also be mobilised.

There are six voting stations at three polling centres in the ward.

The Supreme Court on Sunday had validated the Election Commission's decision to conduct re-polling at the Bharatpur Metropolitan-19 as vote counting was halted after the cadres of the CPN-Maoist-Centre had torn 90 ballot papers during vote counting on May 29.