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Three-tier security: 150 cops to man each centre in Ludhiana

assembly elections Updated: Mar 10, 2017 22:13 IST
HT Correspondent

Police personnel standing guard outside Indoor Gymnasium at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Friday. (Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

To ensure peaceful counting, police have made heavy security arrangements at all the counting centres in the district. Over 150 cops, led by an additional deputy commissioner of police, will man each centre. Police have also planned to divert traffic from outside the counting centres.

A three-tier security arrangement will be in place at every counting centre, with paramilitary forces stationed at the outer circle, district police and force from Punjab armed police (PAP) at the two inner circles of security.

Deputy commissioner of police Mandeep Singh Sidhu said besides an ADCP, assistant commissioners of police and station house officers will also be deputed at centres. He also added that apart from candidates, no unauthorised person will be allowed to enter the counting centres.

The DCP also added that traffic police will be deputed outside counting centres for smooth traffic management. Police will not allow parking outside counting centres and will divert traffic onto other routes.

He further said cops were already deputed at all the counting centres and police chief Jatinder Singh Aulakh reviewed all the security arrangements on Friday.