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20,000 EVMs kept under tight security in Delhi

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:53

New Delhi: Over 20,000 EVMs, which hold the fate of 150 candidates in Lok Sabha polls, have been kept under high security in strong rooms at seven centres across the city for counting of votes on May 16.

According to election officials, over 20,000 EVMs were immediately shifted to strong rooms at seven counting centres, one in each constituency, after the Lok Sabha polls got over and 24X7 security cover has been mounted with Delhi police personnel and Central Paramilitary Force guarding EVMs and the surroundings.

"Two layers of security covers have been deployed for the safety of EVMs at all centres. While personnel of paramilitary force form the inner circle of security while Delhi police are ensuring their safety from outside," said Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev.
Delhi registered its highest voter turnout of 65.09 per cent in the Lok Sabha polls on April 10.

A total number of 150 candidates are in the fray whose fate will be decided on May 16.

First Published: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:53
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