29 detained to ensure "peaceful" polling in Bandipora

29 detained to ensure ''peaceful'' polling in Bandipora

Srinagar, Nov 11: Twenty-nine people have been detained to ensure peaceful polling in Bandipora in north Kashmir, police said today. 

Muharram procession in Srinagar on Monday

Speaking to mediapersons after reviwing security arrangements for the forthcoming assembly elections, Inspector General of Kashmir, A.G Mir, said all arrangements have been made for "incident-free assembly elections". 

"In order to ensure a peaceful atmosphere [during the polls], 29 persons have been taken into preventive detention in Bandipora," said Mir, according to a statement issued to the press. "Everything possible under law shall be done." 

Mir added that enough manpower and resources have been kept at the disposal of the district administrations for catering to the needs of the security for electioneering and elections. 

Crimson coloured Chinar leaves

In a veiled threat to Hurriyat leadership who have asked people to boycott the polls, the IGP said "message is loud and clear for every person that nobody shall be allowed to create any kind of disturbance.