GUWAHATI: At least 190 booths in 12 districts of Assam have been identified as ‘vulnerable to illicit IMFL and country liquor’ ahead of the coming assembly polls in the state.
The state’s excise department has come up with the move in the same line of Election Commission classifies polling stations as “sensitive” and “hypersensitive” based on their history and exposure to violence.
While most of these polling stations are located in Assam’s Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Golaghat and Dhemaji district, a few are in bordering districts of Meghalaya, Nagaland and West Bengal.
The rest are in other districts bordering Meghalaya and Nagaland and Dhubri district bordering West Bengal.
Assam Polls : The excise department has also decided to deploy its units at these locations to keep vigilance on the movement of illicit liquor ahead and during the state polls.
Sources in the department said that the classification of vulnerable polling stations from a liquor point of view was done on the basis of the seizure of illicit liquor from these areas.