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Proper security in place for Kolkata Dakshin poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 21:49

Kolkata: Adequate security arrangements
have been made for tomorrow`s bypolls to the prestigious
Kolkata South Lok Sabha seat.

"Around 20,000 personnel have been deployed to ensure
a free and smooth election tomorrow," West Bengal`s Chief
Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta said on Tuesday.

The polls, to be held over seven Assembly segments
constituting the Lok Sabha seat, would begin from 8.00 am
and end at 5.00 pm, Gupta said.

A total of 15.60 lakh voters will decide the fate of
five candidates, including three independents.

Of the total 1902 booths, 325 have been declared
sensitive and 335 hypersensitive, the CEO said.

He said that would be three election observers.

Gupta said that 118 sector officers would oversee
the security in the constituency.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 21:49
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