Khulna: A total of 631 polling stations out of 793 have been identified as vulnerable ahead of the next parliamentary election, slated for January7.
Additional security measures will be ensured in those polling stations identified as vulnerable.
According to the sources at District Police, there are 46 polling stations in Batiaghata upazila under Khulna-1 constituency and of these, 33 have been identified as vulnerable while 31 polling stations in Dacope upazila out of 49 have been identified as risky.
Besides, 49 polling stations out of 59 in Rupsha upazila under Khulna-4 constituency have been identi-fied as vulnerable while all 36 polling stations in Terokhada upazila and 21 out of 38 polling stations in Digholia upazila under the same constituency have been identified as risky.
Under Khulna-5 constituency, 12 polling stations out of 25 in Phultala upazila have been identified as risky while 68 out of 88 polling centres in Dumuria upazila have been identified as vulnerable.
Meanwhile, 19 centers out of 79 in Paikgachha upazila and 56 out of 63 polling stations in Koyra upazila have been identified as vulnerable.
Mozammel Haque, Khulna Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said 61 polling stations out of 157 under Khulna-2 constituency have been identified as the most vulnerable one while 27 polling stations out of 116 under the Khulna-3 constituency have alos been identified as risky.
Besides, all the 310 polling stations under the purview of Khulna metropolitan police are vulnerable.
However, the regular drives to arrest the criminals and recovery of illegal arms ahead of the election are underway, he said.
Meanwhile, check-posts will be set up at important points of the district.