The police are determined that the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation elections go off without a hitch.
DCP Bhujangrao Shinde said his team had put all security measures in place for the polls on Sunday.
Shinde said, “The police have taken all precautions to avoid any law and order problems during the KDMC polls. An additional commissioner, three deputy commissioners of police, seven assistant commissioners of police, 38 police inspectors, 131 APIs/ PSIs, 2,200 police constables (including lady police constables), 600 homeguards and the company state reserved police will take care of law and order during the election, besides this we have ready with some reserved police force, but it will used only if any big incidence took place during the election.
Besides this, 300 video cameras will record the election process in Kalyan-Dombivli.
DCP Shinde added that On April 9, 2010, the State Election Commission had issued to new order, according to which all those coming to campaign for elections from other cities or states have to leave the area once campaigning is over. Shinde said, “That’s why we have slapped notices on 600 politicians under this new order and have requested them to leave the Kalyan-Dombivli area. These politicians include Uddhav Thackeray, Raj Thackeray, Vasant Davkhare, Vikhe-Patil, Narayan Rane and others.
Shinde said, as a precautionary measure, police have arrested around 323 persons with criminal records as police feel they may create trouble during the elections.