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Army to be deployed from Dec 29 to Jan 10

Published : Wednesday, 27 December, 2023 at 12:00 AM  Count : 293

Election Commission (EC) moves to deploy troops in 12th general election to the 300 constituencies from Dec 29 to Jan 10.
The EC sent a letter to the Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division on Monday about the decision.
The letter has been requested to take necessary measures as per the decision of the EC.

According to the letter, the armed forces will be deployed to assist the civil administration under In Aid to Civil Power and members of the armed forces will be deployed at odal points and vantage points in each district, upazila and metropolitan area.

According to the letter, the armed forces will assist the civil administration in maintaining law and order in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Code on the advice of the Executive Magistrate in election work.

Members of the armed forces will be deployed in the upazila/ police station in coordination with the returning officer. The Executive Magistrate will be deployed along with the armed forces team and action will be taken according to law, rules and procedure.

The area wise deployment will be finalized as per the instructions of the concerned Returning Officer. As per the reality and requirements, the returning and assistant returning officer should perform other legal activities as required.

The EC is taking all possible legal and administrative measures to ensure the 12th national parliamentary elections on Jan 7 are conducted in a free, fair, impartial, and peaceful manner, the letter said.

The Election Commission has decided that, in aid of the civil authority, armed forces will be deployed to the 300 constituencies from Dec 29 to Jan 10, before, on the day of, and after the election.

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