DK ready for polls

Speaking with the media persons here on Wednesday, the SP explained the security wise classifications that have been made in the district. “A head constable, a constable and a home guard will function in the hyper sensitive booths, while a police constable and a home guard have been deployed in the sensitive booths. In case of normal booths, a police constable has been deployed to look after each booth,” he said and added that one mobile sector will work for every 10 booths and 96 such mobile sectors have been formed, which will respond within five minutes of call, in case of necessity.


Briefing the security measures taken up in the naxal affected polling booths, Rao said that in 31 naxal affected booths in Belthangady taluk, a head constable and three police constables will monitor each of the booths.

The total deployment in the district for election security is as follows: DSP-4, CPI- 12, PSI-50, ASI-30, HC-85, PC-814, women staff- 30, home guards- 600. Along with the above deployment, a DSP, 7 CPIs, 11 PSIs, 5 ASIs, 75 HCs, 297 PCs and 150 home guards have been deployed from outside the district.

Six KSRP and four DAR platoons have also been deployed for security. These striking forces will not take more than 15 minutes to respond in case of necessity, he said and added that four communication channels will work separately on the election day.
Meanwhile, Rao said that except one cheating case in Bantwal taluk, no cases have been registered in the district so far with regard to pre poll process and election campaigning.

In M’lore city
Meanwhile, in a separate press meet on Wednesday, Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that elaborate security arrangements have been made by the Mangalore Police Commissionerate for the smooth and peaceful Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat elections.  As 80 per cent of the Police Commissionerate areas come under City Corporation limits, only 299 polling booths come under the Commissionerate. Out of which, 28 are hyper sensitive, 64 are sensitive and 207 are general booths.
 There are 25 sector mobiles which will visit each and every polling booth. As many as 1,500 police personnel will be deployed.  Three DCPs and 2 ACPs will guide the security measures. No outside police personnel will be deployed within the Commissionerate limits.

Hindu samajotsava
The Commissioner said more than 2,000 police personnel will be deployed for the security purpose for Hindu samajotsava scheduled to be held on January 2.
“We have already held talks with the various community leaders to maintain peace. Mobile squads will be set up to avoid any clash after the Hindu Samajotsava,” he said.

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