Kathmandu, Nov 18: A total of 5,779 security personnel have been mobilized in Kathmandu, the federal capital of the country, in view of the upcoming November 20 parliamentary elections.
The security personnel were deployed to make the election to the upcoming House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly free, fair and impartial and to conduct it in a peaceful manner in the Kathmandu district.
The silence Period has been enforced all over the country since Thursday midnight. Security personnel have been deployed considering the security sensitivity of the polling stations to hold the election peacefully.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Dinesh Raj Mainali, Spokesperson at the District Police Range, Kathmandu, told to Rastriya Samachar Samiti that 2,500 security personnel of Nepal Police and 3,279 temporary policepersons were deployed in 320 polling stations and 757 polling centres in Kathmandu district.
According to SP Mainali, the Nepal Police has been conducting regular mobile patrols and police personnel in plain clothes are also monitoring the security situation and compliance or violation of the election code of conduct.
Security checks are being conducted at the checkpoints by the Nepal Police. Security check at night has been tightened with the parliamentary election two days away. (RSS)