City police gear up for elections

City police gear up for elections

In order to ensure law and order ahead of elections for the posts of mayor and deputy mayor scheduled on Friday, the City police will impose prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC within 500 meter radius of the BBMP head office.

The prohibitory orders will be in force from 6 am to 8 pm, till election-related process gets over. There will be a ban on the assembly of more than five persons, taking out processions, making inflammatory speeches, raising slogans, carrying weapons, explosives, and burning of effigies, Bengaluru City Police Commissioner N S Megharik said.

Around 400 police personnel will be deployed around the BBMP Head office. BBMP officials said that corporators and political parties will be asked to park their vehicles on Banappa Road and Mission Road.

“No one would be allowed inside the BBMP head office barring Palike officials, elected representatives and the media. The Council Hall where the elections will be held will be held, will be open to the elected representatives from 8 am, said BBMP Council Secretary, Bheemappa.

Bheemappa said more than 200 sets of nomination forms have been taken by the political parties for the posts of mayor, deputy mayor, chairperson and members of the 12 standing committees of the BBMP.

Meanwhile, about 200 workers were involved in setting up the nameplates of the newly-elected corporators, cleaning the BBMP council hall at the BBMP and carrying out related works on Thursday. Bengaluru Regional Commissioner M V Jayanthi, who will preside over the first meeting of the new BBMP Council, inspected the preparations.

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