Special Correspondent

VELLORE: The police will take severe action against those, who indulged in booth capturing and rigging during the local body elections in Vellore district, M. Ashok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (SP) told newspersons here on Monday.

The SP said while 5,800 personnel, comprising 1,800 policemen and 4,000 non-police personnel, would be put on poll security duties during both phases of the elections, four-tier protection would be given to sensitive polling stations and trouble-prone areas.

For the first time, 1,500 National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers from various colleges would be deployed for poll security to assist the policemen. The SP said that besides the regular police and SPOs, four companies of the Tamil Nadu Special Police and two police companies from neighbouring States would be deployed for security. during the elections