Director General of Assam Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta today visited Kokrajhar in Bodo Territorial Region (BTR) to take stock of the security arrangements ahead of the BTC elections.

DGP Mahanta held a closed door meeting with senior officials of the district including Deputy Commissioner Bhaskar Phukan, BTR IGP Anurag Agrawal, Kokrajhar SP Rakesh Roushan at Kokrajhar Circuit House.

Polls to the BTC are scheduled in two phases on December 7 and 10.

Speaking to the media, Mahanta said that tight security arrangement has been put in place to ensure free and fair elections.

“Security has been tightened in all the sensitive areas of the four BTR districts. We have identified sensitive and very sensitive areas. 30 additional companies will be deployed during the Council elections. If needed more companies will be deployed,” said DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.

The DGP further said that there will be zero tolerance against any kind of violence.

“Anyone found indulging in any kind of subversive activities or trying to disturb peace and tranquillity will be firmly dealt with. Strong action will be taken.” he said.

DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said, “Although peace has returned to the BTR, going by the history of violence in the area we are taking all precautionary measures to ensure free and fair elections.

The top cop further appealed the people of the State to inform the police about any anti-social elements trying to disrupt the peace.

On the incidents of violence reported from some areas in the BTR, Mahanta said, “Stray incidents are bound to happen during elections but we are attending to these too.”

Rinoy Basumatary

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