Elaborate security arrangements in place for Lok Sabha elections over 20,000 police personnel with 55 platoons of Central and State deployed for peaceful election says B Dayananda

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Sub-Editor)

Elaborate security measures has been made with over over 20,000 police personnel deployed along with 55 platoons of central and state reserve force platoons to ensure law and order during Lok sabha election at the five constituencies in and around the city scheduled on Friday.

Briefing the media,City Police Commissioner,B. Dayananda,said that among the 8088 polling booths in the city limits 1737 has been marked critical and security arrangements has been made accordingly.

Apart from the entire city police force,an additional of 4,000 home guards,11 companies of Central armed police force,14 platoons of State Reserve Police Force, 30 platoons of City Armed Reserve Force have been deployed at strategic locations .

As many as 103 check posts have been put up across the city with 91flying squad patrolling round the clock to check illegalities related to elections.

As part of the preventive measures the city police have rounded up anti social and habitual offenders and deposited as many as 7533 licensed arms from the members of the general public at the jurisdictional stations .

As per the EC directions prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPc has been imposed 48 hours ahead from Wednesday evening 6 pm to mid night of Friday to ensure free and fair election.

During this period,no procession,gathering of more than five and other objectionable activities have been prohibited .

Sale of liquor has also been banned during this period, Mr.Dayananda,said .

The city police along with the patrolling teams have been instructed to intensify patrolling to keep a tab and take necessary action .