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More teeth for MCG poll security

Heavy security arrangements have been made for the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) elections, scheduled to be held on May 15. HT reports.

india Updated: May 14, 2011 01:09 IST
HT Correspondent

Heavy security arrangements have been made for the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) elections, scheduled to be held on May 15.

The city police have got around 12 companies of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) and Haryana Armed Police (HAP). Around 3,000 police personnel, along with 500 home guards, will be deployed on the election day.

“There will be tight security arrangements in the MCG area and the polling booths will be manned by adequate number of police personnel. An officer not below the rank of assistant commissioner of police (ACP) will be deployed for every six wards. He would be assisted by at least 12 police officials. Besides this, SHOs have been instructed to supervise security in their area. The police control room (PCR) will also keep on roaming in the area allocated to it,” said SS Deswal, police commissioner, Gurgaon.

In a bid to conduct free and fair polls, he has also asked police officers to keep watch on anti-social elements.

“There will be around 30 nakas at various locations from Saturday midnight where checking of vehicles will be conducted. As many as 110 senior police officials, 279 head constables, 1,610 constables and 459 home guards will be deployed at various polling booths. Out of a total of 459 booths in 35 wards of MCG, 78 booths have been declared hyper-sensitive and 129 sensitive. Three constables will be deployed at each hyper- sensitive booth while one head constable and two constables will be manning each of the sensitive booths,” said Deswal.

The police on Friday evening also conducted a flag march in the MCG area.

Meanwhile, district magistrate PC Meena has also deployed eight sector magistrates besides about 50 duty magistrates. Meena on Friday also called a joint meeting of sector magistrates and police officers.