Security blanket over capital for today’s counting
Unprecedented security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful counting of votes on Tuesday.delhi Updated: Apr 17, 2012 01:28 IST
Unprecedented security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful counting of votes on Tuesday.
As many as 52,000 security personnel drawn from the Delhi Police and the central paramilitary forces have been deployed at the 33 counting centres across the Capital.
AK Singla, deputy commissioner of police (election cell), said a 50,000 personnel from the Delhi Police and 2,000 from the central paramilitary force have been put on election duty.
"Half of the total force will be deployed on the premises of the counting centres while the rest will patrol the streets," said Singla, adding a total of 500 mounted police have also been engaged to maintain law and order situation in some areas.
He said polling agents of candidates and those who have been issued Election Commission passes will be allowed inside the counting halls.
"One officer in t he rank of deputy commissioner of police (DCP) will be deployed at each counting centre to keep an eye on proceedings. They will be assisted by their subordinates, ranging from assistant commissioners of police (ACP) to constables," he said.
A total of 300 videographers — 30 in each district where counting will be done — will capture the action at the counting centres. Video recording inside halls is not allowed, said Singla.