Elderly voters get police assistance at polling booths

Scores of elderly male and female voters on Monday were provided complete assistance by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Rajouri and Poonch districts—winning hearts of many during the ongoing DDC polls.

80-year-old Manhsa Bi, a resident of Sankari village in Budhal Old B (Peeri) DDC constituency is blind from both eyes and was brought at the polling station by her grandson.

The personal security officials of Additional SP Rajouri who were standing near the polling stations extended helping hands to the blind aged women and guided her to the polling station and then again took her upto road from where she boarded the vehicle.

78-years-old Muhammad Hussain son of Faqir Mohammad resident of Mandhar village on Line of Control was on way to polling station but his son got tired and was unable to take his father upto the station after which Personal Security Official of AdSP Poonch lifted the aged Hussain on his back and took him upto polling station where he casted his vote.

“The men in uniform not only provide security in the elections but also extend helping hands in the best possible manner and it strengthens the relations between civil masses and security forces.” Amjad Ali, a resident of Poonch said.

“It is our duty not only to provide security but also to extend helping hands to everyone.” Additional SP, Poonch, Khalid Amin, said.