Around 4,000 policemen will be deployed in the city to keep vigil during the municipal corporation elections to be held on June 10. Apart from constituting various police parties, the city police have also stepped up the checking of vehicles, and appealed the people to deposit their arms with the police stations.
Giving details, police commissioner RP Mittal said, "We are geared up for the polls; we will deploy around 4,000 policemen in the city. A deputy commissioner of police (DCP), four ADCPs, six ACPs and seven inspectors will keep an eye on the situation on the election day."
Besides, they had constituted 65 patrolling parties, one for each ward. Each of the patrolling parties would comprise seven police officials. Besides, 65 static patrolling parties had also been constituted, said the police commissioner.
He said that to keep vigil on the day of election, cops on 15 Tavera vehicles and 25 motorcycles would also move about in the city. A company of the Punjab Armed Police would also be deployed and the services of a CRPF company stationed in the city could also be used, he added.
The police officer said they had peaceful polling during the recent SGPC and assembly polls and the coming MC polls would also be peaceful.
The police were also keeping an eye on habitual criminals, and in case there was a need, preventive detentions would be made, he added.
Mittal said, "Around 4,000 weapons have already been deposited with the police and arms dealers. We are further stepping up the process."
The police were also in touch with wine contractors to ensure that no one stored liquor in excess, he said.
Mittal also appealed to the people to follow traffic rules. He said those riding two-wheelers should wear helmets; besides, people should not use black film on cars. He also stressed the fact that people should park their vehicles in the right areas.