NEW DELHI:Following the Trilokpuri riots, vandalism of churches and communal tensions in Bawan and Badarpur in last six months in the national Capital, the Delhi Police have identified 741 polling premises as sensitive, out of which 191 were declared hypersensitive.
The numbers of sensitive and hypersensitive booths have gone up this year as compared to December 2013 Assembly polls. A total of 677 polling premises were declared sensitive and hypersensitive during December 2013 Assembly polls.
Besides 55,000 Delhi police personnel, over 120 companies of para-military forces have been deployed across the capital for polls, who would be manning the 12,083 polling stations.
As per official figures, the NorthEast districts have the higher number of sensitive and hypersensitive polling premises. Of the total 162 polling premises in the NorthEast area, 106 are sensitive and 56 hypersensitive. This has necessitated a review of security in the district as it shares borders with UP’s Ghaziabad district. The Assembly constituencies that are sensitive in this area include Seelampur, Mustafabad, Karawal Nagar and Shahdara.
In East Delhi, 77 polling premises have been identified as sensitive and hypersensitive this time due to the communal flare-up in Trilokpuri.
All the polling stations of Trilokpuri and Okhla have been listed sensitive and hypersensitive category.
Similarly, Bawana and Badarpur constituencies have been put in sensitive and hypersensitive category because of last year’s communal tensions. In 2013, 544 polling stations were classified as ‘sensitive while 133 were hypersensitive’.