Tight security for peaceful polls

About 2000 police personnel would man the elections across the district, even as the police have set up about 22 checkposts across the districts to check poll violations and for  investigation on suspicious people and vehicles, said Superintendent of Police B S Prakash here on Wednesday.

Addressing a news conference, he said total personnel comprise of 1050 head constables and constables, 600 men drawn from home guards, 47 sub inspectors, 10 inspectors who will man the elections under the supervision of two Deputy Superintendent of Police, an additional SP and SP. The policemen are drawn from Chikkaballapur, Bangalore Rural, KGF and other regions, he said.

The SP said 14 platoons of DAR, three batallions of KSRP would also be stationed for bandobust. The department has identified 77 hyper sensitive, 148 sensitive booths.
Hyper-sensitive booths will have more police personnel along with a home guard in comparison with the sensitive and normal booths.

The sale of liquor was banned till 8 pm on Dec 31, he stated and added that outsiders who have arrived in the district for campaigning were asked to leave the district by Wednesday evening.

Mobile teams
Prakash said the department formed mobile police teams for every 10-12 booths. The mobile teams would visit each booth every half an hour, he added.

He clarified that though there was no threat in the district from any terror groups, the district police have fortified the district borders which also form border with two neighbouring states through extra security. Additional SP S R Paneender Singh was present.

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