The murder of a BJP worker in Azadpur area on Tuesday is not the only incident of violence related to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls. Since April 1 — the day campaigning for the elections started — police have registered 14 FIRs related to violence.
Apart from that, a total of 175 complaints have been received at different police stations, of which, over 100 have been disposed of so far. "We are receiving at least 20 complaints every day. We have adopted a zero-tolerance policy and are taking strict action. Even those involved in minor scuffles are being arrested," a senior officer, requesting anonymity, said.
The police said on the basis of complaints, they are also updating the list of sensitive and hypersensitive booths. Of the 2,647 premises where voting will take place, 54 have been declared hypersensitive.
The police are also keeping a close watch on the illegal supply of liquor. So far, 107 cases have been registered under the excise act. "We are more concerned about violence and have directed all the DCPs to take preventive custody of notorious criminals in their areas," the officer added.
The Delhi Police have asked for 4,000 home guards and 5,000 personnel from the UP Police. Apart from that, 25 to 30 companies (nearly 3,000 personnel) of paramilitary force have been called in to look after the security arrangements.
The cops are also taking strict action against those who are defacing walls. So far, 175 FIRs of defacement have been registered and 372 political hoardings have been removed by the police and the MCD.