Polling staff ferried in chopper in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Polling staff ferried in chopper in south Kashmir’s Shopian

SHOPIAN: Polling staff was ferried in chopper to polling stations for the most challenging and the last phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the Valley tomorrow.
The third phase of Anantnag parliamentary constituency is slated to be held tomorrow in Shopian and Pulwama.
In Shopian, polling staff to 24 stations mostly established in Wachi assembly segment was airlifted to their destinations.
Sources told Kashmir Reader that 39 polling staffers were airlifted to locations from district police lines in a chopper. They said that some of the staff members were called and told that they will be dropped to locations in a chopper.
District election officer Shopian Owais Ahmad said though they can airlift polling staff to their destinations but denied having used the facility so far.
“We have an option in place to airlift the polling staff but we didn’t used that option. Once we use it we will confirm it to you”.

In Shopian the polls are scheduled for tomorrow and 245 polling Statio at 133 locations established have been declared hyper-sensitive.