Elaborate security at polling stations: SP
District Superintendent of Police (SP) GVG Ashok Kumar is engaged in making elaborate security arrangements at all the polling stations in the 14...
Anantapur: District Superintendent of Police (SP) GVG Ashok Kumar is engaged in making elaborate security arrangements at all the polling stations in the 14 Assembly constituencies-cum-Parliamentary constituencies in the district.
Security wise, all is set for the April 11th first phase of elections. As the polling day is drawing close, security measures have been stepped up at all the polling stations involving para-military forces.
About 13 companies of para-military forces have arrived in the district to keep a close tab on the activities of vested interests, who might create trouble to mar peaceful polling as also in preventing free flow of money and liquor and other inducements or explosives or dangerous material etc. Talking to The Hans
India, Ashok said that, so far, more than 160 cases have been booked and equal number of election related vehicles seized and Rs 1.83 crore confiscated. He said that all vehicles being used by candidates should have approvals. He cautioned party workers against using crackers and other explosive material. He advised people against standing on parapet wills and on trees during election rallies.
The SP also advised against involving rowdy sheeters and other anti-social elements in election rallies. Meanwhile, District Collector and District Returning Officer Veera Pandian is engaged in making hectic arrangements for the polling on April 11. There are 9,430 ballot units and 10,215 VVPATS. Pandian is sweating it out touring polling booths and counting centres in the district.