Estimated 3,000 to 3,500 personnel are required for duty in the district

With the State preparing for the Lok Sabha elections the police is not only making sure there is deployment of adequate security forces but is keen on mobilising strength by seeking the service from ex-servicemen.

Voters

According to he final electors roll published in January this year, there are 26, 19,515 electors and 2,983 polling stations in the district.

Apart from presence of personnel in police stations, traffic signals and on routine activities in maintaining law and order, security has to be provided for leaders of political parties and members of election squad.

The police also has to make sure that the campaigning areas and venues for temple festivals are under scrutiny. Security has to be provided at check posts and vehicle checks.

Security officials would be posted in polling stations and during transportation of electronic voting machines.

They would also involve in anti-sabotage checks and prevent untoward incidents.

It is estimated that around 3,000 to 3,500 personnel are required for duty in the district.

One battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has already arrived and they were posted on duty. Two battalions of CRPF, one battalion each from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBF) and one battalion from Tamil Nadu Special Force is expected to arrive shortly.

Strength

The strength of the district police is around 1,500 personnel, 300 home guards and hence the required strength is being mobilised.

Superintendent of Police R. Sakthivel told The Hindu that adequate security arrangements will be in place and electors can exercise their votes without fear. He urged the retired police personnel and other ex-servicemen to come forward and be part of the election security team.


  • The police burdened with routine duty

  • One battalion of CRPF has arrived


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