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DMs told to identify sensitive poll booths

The election commission, in a bid to gear up for the upcoming Assembly polls, has asked the district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police (DCP) to identify sensitive and super-sensitive polling stations in their respective areas and prepare an action plan. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2013 23:26 IST
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The election commission, in a bid to gear up for the upcoming Assembly polls, has asked the district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police (DCP) to identify sensitive and super-sensitive polling stations in their respective areas and prepare an action plan.

In a meeting with Delhi's electoral officials, district magistrates and DCPs, deputy election commissioner Vinod Zutshi took stock of the arrangements in place and compared the current law and order situation with that of the last Assembly elections in 2008.

Zutshi asked officials to come up with a strategy to ensure peaceful elections later this year. The deputy election commissioner asked the officials to do "micro-level planning down to the polling station level to assess the actual situation and prepare an action plan".

"He asked the police officers to identify history-sheeters and anti-social elements of the area and take action against them as a preventive measure. He emphasized on close co-ordination and interaction between election officials and the police for good election management," an election official said.

Officials said there would be emphasis on sharing information with political parties and candidates about the model code of conduct.

According to chief electoral officer of Delhi, Vijay Dev, special training programmes will be organized for senior police officers and district election officers with master trainers.

"We are collecting database of the employees of all government departments through an online portal for deployment in election duties," Dev said.

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