Election Security Directive

The Election Commission has issued the Election Security Directive for the elections of November 20.

The directive calls on the government to make arrangements for reserve security force in all districts for its immediate mobilization if the situation is not under control. Backup security forces will be kept standby in district headquarters. The security arrangements will be in place until the victory rally of the political parties after announcement of the final results of the elections. In addition to temporary cops, Nepali Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department will be involved.

Provincial and district police chiefs and other officials will inspect polling stations while helicopters will be used for aerial patrolling in sensitive and highly-sensitive areas. There will also be striking teams, bomb disposal squads and aerial patrolling teams.

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