LS polls: 143 people identified as potential trouble-makers, says police

Jammu: A total of 171 hamlets in the state have been identified as “vulnerable” in view of the Lok Sabha elections, while 143 people have been identified as potential trouble creators.
“As many as 171 hamlets are identified as vulnerable and 143 persons identified as probable source of trouble in Jammu and Kashmir,” Special Director General of Police K Rajendra said here today.
“The force deployment for the elections is being made keeping in view that the Election Commission of India has already extended the time of poll from 7 AM to 6 PM,” he said.
State Chief Electoral Officer J&K Umang Narula today chaired a review meeting in his office chamber with regard to the polls.
Rajendra, who is the Police Nodal Officer for the state, was also present at the meeting.
Meanwhile, government is planning to deploy 15,314 state employees during election duty in Jammu constituency for the first phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state scheduled for April 10.
The government employees would be deployed from various departments and will be given training in this regard, district officials said, adding, maximum number of employees have been drawn from the Education department.
Election Authority issued a notification on March 15 for filing of nominations by candidates contesting elections for Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat.
The notification, issued by Returning Officer of Jammu LS constituency Ajit Kumar Sahu, invited nominations from eligible candidates for election to be held for Jammu parliamentary constituency.
“The nomination papers may be delivered by a candidate or any of his proposer to the Returning Officer (Deputy commissioner), Jammu or to Assistant Returning Officer (Additional District Development Commissioner), Jammu at DC office in Jammu between 11 am to 3 pm on any day not later than March 22,” Sahu said.
The scrutiny of nominations will be conducted on March 24 while the candidates can withdraw their nomination papers till March 26, the notification said.
The notification for Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha seat would be issued on March 19 and the candidates can file their nomination papers till March 26.