Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Apr 16:
Security has been beefed up in the 15 Maoist affected booths under Chitrakonda Assembly constituency in Malkangiri district of Odisha where repolling would be conducted tomorrow.
Polling in these booths was disrupted in the first phase elections on April 10 as the left wing ultras had looted some electronic voting machines (EVMs) and set fire to others.
These 15 booths are located at Mahupadar, Kamarpali, Sargiguda, Kansariput, Jodamba, Andrapali, Jantri, Sanyasiguda, Handikhal, Panasput, Singal and Gorasetu.
Official sources said over 10, 000 people of the aforesaid booths would cast their votes in four centres at Mahupadar, Sargiguda, Kansariput and Jodamba.
A total of 90 polling officials have been engaged in election duty in these four centres.
Since these booths are located in the Maoist affected areas, elaborate security measures have been taken with the deployment of Central forces and the local police.
Besides, a helicopter has also been deployed for aerial surveillance to keep a watch on the movement of the Maoists during the polls.