Police in charge of smooth vote counting

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 15, 2014 14:10 IST

The city police have come out with an elaborate plan for the counting of the votes for Lok Sabha elections on Friday. Police commissioner Sanjeev Kalra has directed the police officials to be prepared for the day.

The police made foolproof security arrangements around the counting centres earmarked for different assembly segments. The police would not allow the supporters of winning candidate to carry out victory procession to avoid inconvenience to the residents.

The counting of vot e s of Ludhiana parliamentary constituency will t ake pl ace at different centres on Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus and the counting of votes for Fatehgarh Sahib constituency will take place at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College at Gill road.

Kalra said that additional deputy commissioner of policerank officers have been deployed for the supervision of counting centres and as many 1,250 cops would handle the security at counting centres on Friday.

Kalra said that eight counting centres have been set up at PAU. Entry of each centre would be separate.

Counting for the Ludhiana North, West, Central and Gill assembly se gments will take place at gymnasium hall at the varsity. The entry for the counting centre would be from Gate 1 and the authorised people could park their vehicles in the football ground.

The counting for Jagraon constituency will be held in the examination hall and the entry will be from Gate 1.

Votes for Atam Nagar constituency would be counted at the international guest house and the entry would be from Gate 2.

The counting of votes for Ludhiana East and Dakha constituencies would be held at Sukhdev Thapar Bhawan and the entry of officials would be from Gate 4.

Counting of votes of Ludhiana South constituency will be held at the community centre hall and the entry will be made from Gate 4.

Kalra stated that only authorised people with valid gate passes would be allowed to enter the centres after proper checking.

The commissioner has also said that video recording would be done at security check points. He has also asked morning walkers not to visit varsity campus on Friday.

Section 144 has been imposed in the area falling under jurisdiction of police commissionerate of Ludhiana, which prohibits gathering of more than five people at one place.

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