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Manipur Polls: More than 8000 licensed firearms deposited for violence free elections

In an effort to curb pre-poll violence and to ensure smooth conduct of the Manipur Assembly elections, the state Home department had directed all licensed arms holders to deposit their

In an effort to curb pre-poll violence and to ensure smooth conduct of the Manipur Assembly elections, the state Home department had directed all licensed arms holders to deposit their firearms to the concerned or nearest police stations.

Following the directive, to date, as many as 8,648 licensed arms of the total 25,299 registered ones have been deposited at police stations across the state; this was informed by Manipur Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Agrawal.

The step was taken to curb pre-poll violence in the state in view of a few recent incidents of violence, the CEO added.

Also read: Mizoram: Major fire breaks out at Aizawl DC office

Agarwal made the announcement while briefing the media on the various activities taken up by the state election commission for the smooth conduct of the polls.

The period for filing claims and objections for the Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls has been completed and over 1.4 lakh forms have been received during the SSR period and disposal of forms will be completed by December 20.

As per the schedule fixed by the Election Commission of India, the final electoral rolls will be published on January 5, 2022, he added.

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First Published: 17th December, 2021 9:37 IST

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