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Delhi Police gears up for polls

PTI | ByShakti Sharma, New Delhi
May 08, 2004 09:14 PM IST

More than 25 quick response mobile teams equipped with video camera would be deployed so that videos of any violation of model code of conduct could be captured, Commissioner KK Paul said.

Delhi Police is making elaborate arrangements for Monday's Lok Sabha elections.

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Commissioner KK Paul, in a press briefing, said special emphasis was being laid on capturing electronic evidence against offenders. "More than 25 quick response mobile teams equipped with video camera would be deployed so that videos of any violation of model code of conduct could be captured," he said.

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"Almost the entire police force would be deployed on election duty along with some 25 companies of paramilitary forces and about 900 home guards to ensure free and fair polls.

“We have created 34 wireless networks and in addition to 2751 hand held sets and 1008 mobile sets, 158 static wireless stations have been set up to ensure foolproof communication network.”

“We have provided a separate wireless network to the engineers of the election commission so that any complaint of any defect in the electronic voting machines could be effectively and efficiently attended to.”

“To ensure misuse of licensed firearms, owners of over 4000 firearms have been directed to deposit them with their respective police stations.”   

As a preventive measure, police have rounded up over 2,000 mischief makers and has seized over 160 illegal firearms.

On election day, the state's borders with adjoining districts will be sealed to prevent smuggling of liquor or entry of miscreants.

Polling will take place in all the seven Lok Sabha constituencies and the Moti Nagar assembly seat on Monday. There are 2309 polling stations in Delhi, out of which 40 have been categorised as hyper sensitive while 202 fall under sensitive category.

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