Arrangements put in place to conduct safe urban local bodies polls: DGP

JAMMU: Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh said on Sunday that all arrangements have been put in place to conduct safe and secure urban local bodies elections scheduled to be held from October 8-16.

The police chief said the situation is not as gloomy as it is being projected.

“It is a challenge to provide environment where people can come and exercise their democratic right without any fear or violence. We will try our best to provide conducive atmosphere to the people and we have made all preparations in this directions,” Singh told reporters here during his first interaction after assuming charge as the acting DGP early this month.

He said the deployment plan of the forces would be in accordance with the requirement in each region – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. (AGENCIES)