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Law enforcers deployed ahead of 2nd phase UP polls

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Published: 09:10, 19 May 2024   Update: 09:31, 19 May 2024
Law enforcers deployed ahead of 2nd phase UP polls

Law enforcers including members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have been deployed on Sunday (May 19) ahead of the second phase of the country’s sixth Upazila Parishad Election in 157 upazilas.

They will remain on duty for five days before and after the polls.

Deputy Secretary of the Election Commission (Election Management Branch) Atiyar Rahman said members of different law enforcement agencies will remain deployed for five days before and after the polls. The home ministry has already issued a circular in this regard.

According to the circular, a security team of 17-19 members would guard each polling station in the plain districts, while a security team of 19-21 members would protect a polling station in the Chittagong hill tracts and very remote areas.

The second phase of the sixth upazila parishad elections will be held in 157 upazilas on May 21.

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