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Security strengthened in Erode district

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Adequate protection has been provided at the two counting centres

Ready for action: West Zone Inspector General of Police P. Sivanandi (right) inspecting the counting centre at the Institute of Road and Transport Technology in Chithode near Erode on Wednesday. - PHOTO:M.GOVARTHAN
Ready for action: West Zone Inspector General of Police P. Sivanandi (right) inspecting the counting centre at the Institute of Road and Transport Technology in Chithode near Erode on Wednesday. - PHOTO:M.GOVARTHAN

A three-tier security has been put in place at the two counting centres in the district, where the counting of votes will take place on May 13, West Zone Inspector General of Police P. Sivanandi has said.

Reviewing the security arrangements made at the counting centre at the Institute of Road and Transport Technology (IRTT) in Chithode near here on Wednesday, he said that adequate security had been provided at the two counting centres in the district. The unauthorised entry had been restricted at the counting centres. All the persons seeking entry into the counting centre premises should carry the identity card issued by the relevant authorities. The use of mobile phones on the premises of the counting centre has been banned, he said.

Mr. Sivanandi further said security had been strengthened in all the parts of the district in order to prevent untoward incidents after the election results are declared. Patrolling had been intensified across the district. Mobile teams were formed to conduct checks at different places, he said.

Central paramilitary personnel, special task force personnel, armed reserve and personnel from the district had been deployed at the IRTT and the Gobi Arts and Science College (GASC).

The votes polled in Erode East, Erode West, Modakurichi, Perundurai, Anthiyur and Bhavani assembly segments would be counted at the IRTT, while the counting for the Gobichettipalayam and Bhavanisagar segments would take place at the GASC.

Superintendent of Police T. Jayachandran and senior police personnel accompanied Mr. Sivanandi during the inspection.

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