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Police conduct flag march ahead of polls

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Police personnel conducting a flag march in the one town area of Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. —PHOTO: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM
Police personnel conducting a flag march in the one town area of Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. —PHOTO: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

As part of the confidence-building measures among voters, the police conducted a flag march in the One Town area here on Wednesday.

Being the first in the flag march programmes before May 7 elections, about 200 police personnel, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police D.N. Mahesh and One Town Police Station Inspector Illyas Mohammed, participated.

According to Mr. Illyas, two platoons of Central Reserve Police Force, three platoons of Andhra Pradesh Special Police and a contingent of local police participated.

“This was done as per the order of the Commissioner of Police B. Shivadhar Reddy and the idea was to enhance the confidence level of voters, so that they can come out and cast their franchise without any fear,” said Mr. Mahesh.

The personnel covered sensitive areas such as Relliveedhi, AVN College, Jalaripeta, and Allipuram.

Rally

Police personnel from Gajuwaka police station organised a rally on Wednesday to create awareness on voting rights. The rally was flagged off by Commissioner of Police B. Shivadhar Reddy and led by SHO of Gajuwaka police station Vivekananda. About 75 police personnel participated in the rally that was organised from Old to New Gajuwaka. The basic idea was to create awareness on the voting rights and to spread the message that the police force was ever present during the polling days for the protection of the voters, said Mr. Vivekananda.


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