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16,000 Mumbai cops to cast postal ballot

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

More than 16,000 police personnel in will cast their votes through postal ballot during the elections, an said Tuesday.

will be going to the polls on April 29.

Around 50,000 police personnel and officers will be on 'bandobast' (security) duty in the city alongwith Central forces that day.

As a result, many of them, who live in neighbouring Raigad, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Palghar districts, would not be able to vote themselves, he said.

"Police had appealed to their men to go for postal ballot, following which more than 16,000 personnel showed willingness to cast their vote through postal ballot," said of

This figure is the highest in the state, he said.

"We have forwarded applications of these police personnel to the concerned returning officers, following which further process (to accept postal ballot) will take place," he said.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 20:45 IST