Army will be deployed in 62 districts from today (January 3) to 10 for peaceful holding of the 12th Ja-tiya Sangsad (JS) elections slated for January 7.
A release issued by the Defence Ministry stated that the armed forces members will perform duties joint-ly with the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in the 47 bordering upazilas.
Apart from their sole deployment in 45 upazilas, the BGB members will also be accompanied by the Coast Guards in four coastal upazilas.
Bangladesh Navy will perform duties in a total of 19 upazilas including the coastal districts of Bhola and Barguna.
Bangladesh Air Force is also set to provide necessary helicopter assistance to polling stations in remote hilly areas along with electoral assistance in case of emergencies, the release added.
Special cells have been set up jointly by representatives of the armed forces and law enforcement agen-cies across the country, which will remain operational till January 10, 2024.