THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of cases registered in connection with poll-related violence has come down by almost half as against the last Assembly elections. As many as 347 cases were registered this time compared to 613 during 2016 Assembly elections.
These cases were registered from the day elections were declared to the poll day. The police had taken extraordinary measures to reign in on poll-related violence.
The most number of cases were registered in Kannur. 79 cases were recorded in Kannur which witnessed two tough electoral battles - in Vadakara and Kannur constituencies. In 2016, 86 similar cases were registered in Kannur.
State Police Chief Loknath Behera said the strong security measures taken by the police and the Home Department led to the reduction in number of cases and that showed that the law and order situation during the election was good.