Maharastra polls: 3-tier security for 36 counting stations
Around 29,800 police personnel and central paramilitary staff will provide three-tier security to the 36 counting stations, where the votes for the assembly elections will be counted on Sunday.
Extra reserved forces will be deployed at around 25 counting booths that have been termed sensitive, as workers across political parties are expected to assemble there. Policemen will also be deployed at offices of political parties.
“Taking the need for policemen across the city on result day into account, leave for Sunday and Monday has been cancelled. The bandobast duty at the 36 counting stations will begin at 6am and will continue till the results are declared,” said Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy commissioner of police and spokesperson of Mumbai police.
The officials added that for full-proof security cordon, the innermost layer of security will be of central forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force. The middle-layer cordon will have the state reserve police force and the central para military force, while the outer layer will have the local policemen.
Commandos and the quick response team, too, will be kept on standby.
The local police stations have also been alerted and have been asked to take steps to maintain law and order situation in their respective jurisdictions and take strict action in case of any unruly behaviour.