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Tight security for Gujarat on polling day

All sensitive parts of the city would be under a heavy security blanket with the state Govt deploying several security agencies to ensure peaceful, free and fair polls on Dec 12.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2002 00:03 IST

All riot-affected areas and sensitive parts of the city would be under a heavy security blanket with the state government deploying several security agencies to ensure peaceful, free and fair elections on December 12.

More than 300 companies of Central para-military forces, commandos of the Indo Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve police Force, Border Security Force, Tamil Nadu Arms Force, Rajasthan police, 200 personnel of Gujarat police, Rapid Action Force would be deployed at strategic locations to prevent any untoward incident and proper flow of voters, an official release said here.

City police commissioner K R Kaushik has also passed strict orders instructing all security and polcie personnel to be on an alert to spot and take necessary legal action against any person who tries to stop or trouble electorate.

Special patrolling units would also be deployed to monitor situation in the entire city including each polling booth and officials have reportedly devised plans to cover as much ground as possible in minimum amount of time, it said.

Each police station would have reserve police forces on stand-by while a +quick action team+ would also be kept ready to handle any trouble situation, the release added.

First Published: Dec 11, 2002 00:40 IST