Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) Commissioner Saleh Mohammed Tanvir today requested city dwellers to carry their National Identity Card (NID) cards on the day of city elections.
"It will help police understand that you are the voters of a certain area in the city as we have taken a decision to thwart movements of outsiders," the commissioner said while briefing at the CMP headquarters over last minute preparation for voting.
He also warned of strict action against outsiders' presence in the city polling centres, our Chattogram staff correspondent reports.
"There is a rule by the election commission which prohibits all kind of procession and rally from the Election Day to next 48 hours. We want to say that those who will won in the election are not allowed to bring any victory procession or rally. We will enforce the law in this regard very strictly," he added.
CMP commissioners said around 18,000 forces have been deployed including 9,000 police personnel over the election while 416 voting stations have been marked as "important" across the city.
A team of six armed police personnel and 12 Ansar members will be deployed at important centres while four police and 12 Ansar members at regular centers, he said.