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78 percent polling stations in Dhaka are vulnerable

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The administration has identified 78 percent of Dhaka metropolitan centers as vulnerable in the National Assembly elections. To prevent any violence in these centers around the elections, the law and order forces have made a special plan for five consecutive days before and after the polls. 19,000 police and 25,000 Ansar members will be deployed for security. There will be no hindrance in the smooth movement of polling stations in 15 constituencies of Dhaka city, says DMP.

On October 28, violence took place during the program of BNP in the vicinity of the party’s central office in Nayapaltan of the capital. Anand Bhavan is on the opposite side. Here are the four polling stations for the 12th National Election. Which has been identified as one of the most dangerous centers of Dhaka.

Among the two thousand 146 polling stations in Dhaka city, there are 1 thousand 668 such dangerous or important polling stations. These centers are mainly concerned with dense population, slum areas and excess of BNP-Jamaat worker supporters. Habibullah Bahar University College Center in Shantinagar of the capital is one of them.

Law enforcement forces have taken special measures for the security of these centers. A four-member police team and 12 members of Ansar forces will be deployed at each centre. Along with this, there will be around 450 mobile teams in charge in Dhaka. 100 striking teams will work in all police stations of Dhaka.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Additional Commissioner Dr. b. Mahid Uddin said, ‘Polling centers have a static security system on a scale. Next is our mobile team, above that is the striking team. Some centers will have one mobile team, and each police station will have two striking teams. And there will be standby in the sub control rooms.’

There will be special vigilance and special patrolling at important establishments to prevent any sabotage and to prevent clashes and violence by the candidates. DMP does not see any problem in smooth voting of voters.

When asked about the security measures on the polling day, DMP Joint Commissioner Biplab Kumar Sarkar said that if the people leave their homes and go to vote at the polling station, the Bangladesh Police will be responsible for their security. Bangladesh Police has taken all necessary steps to ensure security.

Along with the police, 25,000 Ansar members will be on full-time duty for 120 hours before and after the polls.


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