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Odisha Elections: Polls Went Off Peacefully In Twin-City, Says Police Commissioner

23 April 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

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Bhubaneswar: The third phase of polls in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack went off peacefully barring a few incidents of EVM glitches which led to minor dissatisfaction among few voters, Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty said.

There were around 2,000 booths in the Twin-City out of which 50 booths were sensitive. "I toured around all the sensitive booths and the footfall was very encouraging. People came up in good numbers to vote," he said.

The Central Armed Forces were deployed in the sensitive booths in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Besides, Special Operation Group personnel and senior police officers were present to see that the polls were conducted peacefully. "We had sanitised the sensitive areas before 24 hours from Monday night," he added.

"Both the cities witnessed high-pitched campaigns. So our arrangements and deployment will be intact till the end of elections," the Police Commissioner added.

On the other hand DG Police Dr RP Sharma appealed people not to miss the opportunity to vote. "I have excersied my constitutional right to vote. We all exhort and the Election Commission of India appealed to the people to come in large numbers and cast their vote," Dr Sharma added.

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Satyajit Mohanty, Police Commissioner, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack

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Dr RP Sharma, DG Police, Odisha