EC seeks special security plan

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 24, 2017-

The Election Commission has sought special arrangements for securing the ballot boxes of the first phase of elections as the vote count will begin only after the second phase of vote on December 7. The first phase of elections is scheduled for November 26.

“The Home Ministry finalises the security plan in consultation with the Election Commission. We have suggested arranging sufficient security for the ballot boxes of the first-phase polls at the election offices of the respective constituencies,” said EC Spokesperson Navaraj Dhakal.

The EC has also asked for speedy maintenance of telecommunication equipment such as telephone, fax and wireless devices used by the Nepali Police, Armed Police Force and the National Investigation Department.

The election body has sought expansion of telecom services in rural areas for effective communication during the polls. Following the EC instruction, the Home Ministry is in consultation with the Nepal Telecom and Ncell on service extension and enhancement.

The EC has suggested collecting weapons issued to the general public in view of election security. There will be complete prohibition on the production, distribution and consumption of alcohol during the polls.

Published: 24-10-2017 07:47

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