Punjab polls: Liquor shops falling under 3km radius in Kathua to remain close

Jammu, PTI | Updated : 03 February 2017, 09:13 AM
Punjab polls: Liquor shops falling under 3km radius in Kathua to remain close (File Photo)
Punjab polls: Liquor shops falling under 3km radius in Kathua to remain close (File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Shantmanu on Wednesday visited Kathua and took stock of preparedness in the district in view of Assembly election in neighbouring Punjab on February 4.

The CEO said liquor shops falling under 3km radius from the border of Punjab will remain closed on the day of polling.

Shantmanu had detailed discussion on security arrangements on both sides of the state border and called for joint security set-up for ensuring the peaceful atmosphere during the elections, an official spokesman said.

District Election Officer Ramesh Kumar said directions have been passed to local industrial associations for giving paid holiday to the employees/labourers hailing from Punjab who are working in different industrial units in Kathua on polling day.

First Published: Friday, February 03, 2017 09:04 AM
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