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755 sensitive polling centres identified in Nellore

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Preventive measures: Superintendent of Police B. Malla Reddy conducting vehicle checks in Nellore on Saturday night. —
Preventive measures: Superintendent of Police B. Malla Reddy conducting vehicle checks in Nellore on Saturday night. —

Staff Reporter

Two companies of Central Industrial Security Forces deployed for the elections in the district

Officials are arranging 2,377 polling booths in 1,685 locations

There are 20,59,219 voters in 10 Assembly constituencies

NELLORE: The officials identified about 755 troublesome polling booths including extremist-affected, sensitive and hypersensitive centres in Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district.

In all, 20,59,219 voters including 10,09,153 male and 10,50,066 female voters are there in ten Assembly constituencies in the district.

The officials are arranging 2,377 polling booths in 1,685 locations and keeping in view of previous records the police identified 476 sensitive, 164 hypersensitive, 18 extremist-affected and 97 troublesome centres.

There are about 139 trouble mongers (during elections) in the district and all of them were held over in the stations.

Cash seized

Superintendent of Police B. Balla Reddy said the Tada police, during vehicle checks, arrested one P. Vasu Babu at Karurumitta village in the district while he was carrying Rs. 20 lakh in a briefcase from Tamil Nadu. The accused, a native of Canduluru village of Prakasham district, was bringing the case in a Maruti van.

As the accused could not give proper reply on possession of the cash, the police registered a case under Section 41 and 102 of CrPc on March 27.

The accused, along with the cash and vehicle, was produced before the court in Sullurpet, said the police. Sources said that the cash belonged to the kin of a BJP leader in the district and it was being shifted for election purposes.

Two companies of Central Industrial Security Forces have been deployed for the elections. Besides Railway Police from Vijayawada and Secunderabad divisions, Civil police from Khammam district and home guards from Nizamabad district would be deployed.

Border check-posts were set up at Udayagiri, Kavali and Tada to prevent the entry of any anti-social elements, illegal transportation of weapons and cash into the district. Instructions were given to the police to make surprise checks in troublesome villages, said the SP.

Enough security was provided at all the centres where the nominations process is going on in the district. Security will be arranged for the VVIPs visiting the district for nominations and for electioneering, Mr. Reddy said.


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