Tight security at counting centres


The sale of liquor has been banned during these two days. All bars and liquor outlets will remain closed.

Around 200 policemen including inspectors, sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors and 150 home guards have been deployed. One platoon of City Armed Reserve and one platoon of Karnataka State Reserve Police will be stationed near every counting centres.
The police have decided to deploy additional policemen to those areas considered to be sensitive, highly-sensitive and are prone to communal tension. Some of the wards, where ministers’ relatives, rowdy-sheeters or their relatives and realtors’ relatives are contesting, witnessed tense situation during the polling day. There were minor scuffles and exchange of heated words. The police will specially monitor such areas as the police believe that the supporters of winning and loosing candidates are likely to clash with each other, said sources in the police department.

The process will begin from 8 am onwards, amidst tight security arrangements. “The police will provide security to all centres  to ensure peaceful counting process,” the City Police Commissioner Shankar M Bidari said.
Measures have been taken to thwart attempts to spread violence by people with vested interests.

An officer of the Assistant Commissioner of Police rank will monitor and supervise each counting centre, Police Commissioner said.
All police officials have been strictly instructed to be on their toes and keep an eye on anti-social elements. The subordinates have been directly to be in constant touch with their higher ups and brief about the security situation often, added the sources.
DH News Service

Results online
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the State Election Commission (SEC) will be hosting the BBMP results on their respective websites, according to an official press release.
The websites are www.karsec.gov.in and www.bbmp.gov.in

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