Police divides constituencies into different security zones

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2014 22:01 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir police have categorised the constituencies in the state in different security zones, depending on the threat perception of the terrorism.

The police have sensitised contesting candidates' security and venue of public rallies. The security of the prospective important political figures for the electioneering was also being reviewed regularly.

This information was given in a meeting chaired by the DGP K Rajendra held to review arrangements for incident-free elections in the state on Thursday. Para-military officials also attended the meeting.

A day earlier, the DGP had co-chaired a security meeting with 16-corp GoC. He said ensuring smooth and safe election was the top concern of the state police and asked officials to adhere to the guidelines circulated by Election Commission of India strictly.

The officers apprised about the contingency plan and deployment of different forces for the security of candidates and polling booths.

The DGP also stressed for greater synergy among different forces and agencies deployed for election duties.

Rajendra said the state police have an experience in conducting the electoral process and no attempt to vitiate the process would be allowed.

"Private vehicles have also been hired for more mobility and the Jammu-Srinagar national highway will be kept open at all cost.

Additional DGPs SP Vaid, SM Sahai and VK Singh said measures have been taken by different wings of the state police for the logistic support to additional forces.

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