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J-K: Police on high alert ahead of polling in Jammu; drones, sniffer dogs being used

Jammu: Ahead of the voting in Jammu during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the security personnel are on high alert and are carrying out patrolling in vulnerable areas.
The Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police patrolling in vulnerable areas to thwart any nefarious designs of adversaries.
The J&K Police is using drones to monitor the area and special dogs are also being used to clear any IED threats ahead of the voting.
Recently, a civilian named Mohammad Razaq was killed in a targeted attack by the terrorists in Shahdra Sharief area of Rajouri.
In wake of the incident, the J&K police is on high alert and making preparations to thwart any such attacks.
Jammu will go to polls during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 26.
Polling in Udhampur was held on April 19 (Phase 1), while Anantnag-Rajouri, Srinagar, and Baramulla will poll on May 7, May 13, and May 20 respectively. The counting of votes will be held on June 4.
In 2019, polling for the Lok Sabha was held for six seats in Jammu and Kashmir. BJP won three seats while the National Conference won the remaining three.
This is the first general election in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370
Through the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 in Parliament, Article 370, which gave special constitutional privileges to the erstwhile state, ceased to exist. The state of Jammu and Kashmir was split and reorganised into two UTs--Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh--in August 2019.

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