Gurgaon civic polls: Cops identify 49 hypersensitive, 41 sensitive booths
The police have also been directed to ensure that the model code of conduct is in place and also to check activities of outsiders in the run-up to the polls.gurgaon Updated: Sep 21, 2017 21:44 IST
The Gurgaon police has identified 49 hypersensitive and 41 sensitive booths, where extra force will be deployed for Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) elections on Sunday.
The police have also been directed to ensure that the model code of conduct is in place and also to check activities of outsiders in the run-up to the polls.
The state election commission has set up 545 booths across 35 wards for the elections, which is 14 months late.
The Gurgaon police on Thursday held a series of meetings to finalise the security arrangements and decided to increase checking at public areas and night patrolling, besides checks at the borders.
The police will deploy 3,600 personnel in the city on Sunday, of whom 1,600 would be deployed at the booths. The rest will accompany candidates, elections observers and provide security detail for the officials.
“The code of conduct will be implemented strictly. The police will check the entry of outsiders and no one will be allowed to carry weapons on the day of the polls,” said Sumit Kuhar, deputy commissioner of police (crime).
Police commissioner Sandeep Khirwar held a meeting with DCPs and later met with ACPs to discuss security arrangements.
“All wards have been divided area-wise and the patrol teams have been assigned areas for keeping a strict vigil. The police officers are also being sensitised about the election process,” said ACP Ranbir Singh.
Additional force has also been sought from neighbouring districts to ensure that security plans don’t suffer due to shortage personnel. “Around 3,600 personnel will be deployed on the ground on election day. Around 250 officers from the neighbouring districts will also arrive a day before to ensure smooth polls,” said Ravinder Kumar, spokesperson, Gurgaon police.
First Published: Sep 21, 2017 21:44 IST