Press Release From District Election Officer-cum-Returning Officer, North, Shri Raj Yadav

Mangan, 13 Apr (IPR): District Election Officer-cum-Returning officer, North District, Shri Raj Yadav, IAS has informed about the security arrangements made for Strong room as per the ECI directions in a press release today.

He informed that as per ECI directions category A & B EVMs (Polled EVMs and Defective polled EVMs) have been stored at New Strong room, District Administrative Centre, Mangan, likewise Category C & D EVMs (Unused defective and reserved) have been shifted to old strong room, Zilla Bhawan, Mangan to avoid any confusion in presence of all political parties on 11th April itself after receiving from polling parties.

Further, all other Election related material has been sealed in old strong room after scrutiny on 12th April in the presence of representatives of all political parties.

He informed that both Strong rooms have CCTV cameras and CAPF to guard as per ECI instructions. At New Strong room, DAC Mangan Four rooms have been identified for Political parties to stay and to keep watch, if they want with display of all CCTVs coverage with proper power back up. Proper lighting and barricading have been ensured at New Strong room.

Security arrangements have been checked by General observers and all political parties and all found satisfactory as per norms.