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Spl training for cops with polls in mind

Berhampur: Senior cops of 11 police districts in southern and south-western ranges were imparted a different coaching on Thursday preserving the elections in mind.

“Smooth conduct of the elections is a challenge for us as a result of for the primary time the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system will probably be offered within the state,” said additional leader electoral officer (ACEO) Sachin Ramchand Jadav. Besides, five.84 lakh new citizens have been added to the electoral rolls, he added, while inaugurating the learning programme. He knowledgeable that two lakh employees will probably be deployed for the polls.

Speaking on the tasks of police, inspector general of police (law and order) Amitabh Thakur, requested officers to strictly follow the fashion code of conduct, determine crucial polling stations, perform vulnerability mapping of the cubicles, monitor the election expenditure of candidates and handle law and order.

Two sources individuals J B Mishra and Rabi Das, who've been skilled by the chief election fee (CEC) skilled the cops. They in turn will teach other officers of their districts, said a police officer.

DIG (southern range) Asish Kumar Singh and senior cops of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Boudh, Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Nabarangapur attended the learning programme. The programme is vital as most districts are Maoist-affected. On Wednesday, policemen were skilled in Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur, said Thakur.

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