Three-tier security in place for smooth counting of votes in Odisha

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 03, 2024 IST

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Bhubaneswar, June 3: A three-tier security has been put in place for smooth counting of votes for 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 state Assembly constituencies on Tuesday in Odisha.

The results for the simultaneous polls, were held in four phases between May 13 and June in the state, are set to be declared tomorrow. 

Re-polling was also held at two booths under the Kantamala Assembly segment in Boudh district on May 23.

The EVMs have been safely stored in the strong rooms at 69 locations (78 buildings) across the state under CCTV surveillance. A three-tier security has been put in place at each of the strong rooms where the EVMs have been stored and at the counting venues across the state with deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). 

As many as 78 platoons of CAPF personnel are guarding the strong rooms and counting centers as the first layer. Similarly, 78 platoons of Special Armed Force of Odisha Police and an adequate number of cops of the respective district police force have been deployed as part of the second and third-tier security arrangements to ensure peaceful and flawless counting of votes.

Several platoons of additional CAPF forces have been deployed at the counting centers as well.

The counting will be held at 168 centers, one each for 147 Assembly segments and the 21 Parliamentary constituencies in Odisha.

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