'Adequate Security Arrangements Made'

City Police Commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar on Monday said the police have made adequate security arrangements for polling on Thursday. 

Published: 15th April 2014 08:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2014 08:23 AM   |  A+A-

City Police Commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar on Monday said the police have made adequate security arrangements for polling on Thursday. 

As many as 12,236 policemen including civil defence wardens are deployed for the bandobust.

Addressing a press conference, Auradkar said, “Among the 6,823 polling booths in the city, 1,361 have been identified as hyper sensitive, 2,044 as sensitive and 3,418 as normal.

As many as 399 sector mobile squads were formed they will patrol booths under the supervision of inspectors and ACP’s mobile squads. More than 75 platoons of central armed police forces, KSRP and CAR will also be deployed.” 

He said, “We have identified vulnerable areas and installed 186 CCTV cameras in such areas and the number of such cameras may be increased in the next two days to cover more areas.”

He said the police have obtained security bonds for good behaviour from 2,900 history-sheeters and executed non-bailable warrants on 3,184 people.

About 5,930 licensed arms have been surrendered to the police in view of the elections. A total of 2,076 anti-social elements were brought to police stations and warned against any attempts to disturb peace, he said.

As many as 116 election-related cases were registered in which 124 people were arrested. Unaccounted cash of over `1.48 crore, vehicles, dress materials, bedsheets, oil packets, wall clocks, sarees and rice bags and others worth `2.56 crore have been seized so far.

Ban on Sale of Liquor

The City Police Commissioner has prohibited sale of liquor from 5 pm on Tuesday till Thursday midnight.

“Sale and consumption of liquor, wine, arrack or any other intoxicants are likely to lead to violence which will affect free, fair, peaceful and smooth conduct of the elections and also create law and order problems,” the commissioner stated in a press release.

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