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60 companies of central forces for polls in Haryana: EC

Sixty companies of central para-military forces would be deployed in Haryana for conducting peaceful elections on ten Parliamentary constituencies in the state on April 10, a senior official said.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 19, 2014 20:30 IST

Sixty companies of central para-military forces would be deployed in Haryana for conducting peaceful elections on ten Parliamentary constituencies in the state on April 10, a senior official said.


Besides six additional companies, as many as 50,000 personnel of security forces will be deputed on about 17,000 polling stations in the state, Haryana chief electoral officer Shrikant Walgad said.

The chief electoral officer said that as many as 47,829 licensed arms have so far been deposited in the state.

He said that 461 barricades have been laid at borders of Haryana along with various other places in the state.

So far, 10,038 bottles of liquor have been seized in the state, he added.

While referring to the election expenditure, Walgad said that adequate arrangements have been made to keep a watch on the election expenditure by the candidates and the political parties.

The Income Tax department has set up a control room for Haryana having a toll free number for this purpose.

He said that during the elections in the state, any type of information regarding election expenditure could be given on the toll free number.

He said that to ensure fair and transparent conduct of elections, duty magistrate, sector magistrate and supervisors would also be appointed besides the district police, adding that each one of them would supervise the work of eight to ten polling centres during the elections.

He said that micro observer would be appointed to ensure security during the elections.

Apart from this, videography and webcasting of elections would also be conducted, he added.