Ten companies of Central Armed and Paramilitary Force (CAPF) would be deployed along with 2,700 local policemen for the elections, said Senior Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) Omvir Singh Bishnoi.
While two companies of CAPF would be coming from March 20 onwards another request has been made for three more companies by the third week of March, Bishnoi said at a press conference along with the CEO. “The police department has adopted a three- pronged strategy to control muscle power during the elections. So far 29 hardcore criminals have been detained under the Goondas Act. Not even one of the detained persons have been able to get relief and come out of the jail,” said the SSP proudly.
He added that detention of another two is also under process. After the announcement of elections, 183 persons have been booked under CrPC and several others before the announcement of polls, Bishnoi said.
The UT police is also having inter-state coordination with police of Cuddalore and Villupuram districts as well as Nagapattinam, Kakinada, Calicut and Kannur to keep a track on anti-social elements.
Senior Cops Meet
Top police officials of the neighbouring district of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry met here on Thursday to discuss ways to function with better co-operation and co-ordination during the election period.
The meeting discussed ways for sharing intelligence inputs to track the criminals during the election campaign period. The police officers of both sides were keen on checking the movement of liquor, which could be used for bribing the voters.
The officials involved in the meeting were Tamil Nadu Assistant Superintendent of Police, Nisha Sehgal, Tindivanam DSP, Bheemaraj, Villupuram DSP, Seenuram and Pondicherry Superintendents of Police T Bairavasamy and Deivasigamony. Inspectors and sub-inspectors of the border areas also participated in the meeting.