4 companies of central forces for Dasuya by-poll; 37 booths sensitive
As many as four companies of paramilitary forces and 1,882 district police personnel have been deployed in Dasuya to maintain law and order during the by-election on July 11, district returning officer Deepinder Singh said on Wednesday. As many as 37 polling stations have been declared sensitive.Updated: Jul 04, 2012 19:41 IST
As many as four companies of paramilitary forces and 1,882 district police personnel have been deployed in Dasuya to maintain law and order during the by-election on July 11, district returning officer Deepinder Singh said on Wednesday.
"A total of 192 polling booths have been set up at 142 polling stations, of which 37 polling stations have been identified as sensitive. As many as 835 polling staff have been put on duties.
For maintaining law and order in the town before July 11 and on the polling day, police have been deployed in the entire constituency," he said.
Hoshiarpur SSP Balkar Singh Sidhu told HT that 20 police parties would be deployed in the town.
"To ensure peace on the polling day, four companies of paramilitary forces would be deployed as per instructions of observers deputed by the Election Commission.
"Six to seven polling stations have been assigned to each police party. The constituency has been divided into eight sectors and each will be put under a DSP. Two SPs will monitor the entire poll proceedings on July 11," Sidhu added.
The Punjab Congress had earlier demanded the deployment of central forces in the town due to apprehensions about violence and intimidation by supporters of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance.
"We have deployed police personnel from Kapurthala district on most sensitive polling stations for the smooth conduct of polling," SSP Balkar Singh further said.