5 May, Gorkha- A ‘special’ security arrangements will be made in sensitive polling stations in Gorkha district for the forthcoming May 14 elections.
As part of the arrangements, Myadi (temporary) police personnel and police personnel to be led by inspectors will provide security to be assisted by Armed Police Force and Nepal Army from the second and third lines of security respectively.
The security committee of Gorkha has identified 68 polling stations as high sensitive area. Additional 627 police personnel including a total of 68 inspectors have reached the district for taking responsibility, said Superintendent of Police Birendra Thapa.
Likewise, 1426 temporary police personnel have been mobilised in the district.
The polling stations identified as high sensitive area include Ram Shah Secondary School, Rajdevi Primary School and Mahalaxmi Primary School in Gorkha Municipality, various 23 polling stations in Palungtar Municipality, 15 in Siranchowk rural municipality, seven in Gandaki rural municipality, three in Sulikot rural municipality, five in Ajirkot rural municipality and five in Sahid Lakhan rural municipality.
The areas have been recognised as high sensitive to learn a lesson from previous elections when classes between rival election contenders and criminal activities had occurred, said Thapa.
There are a total of 106,943 voters from two municipalities and nine rural municipalities in the district, according to available data.