Four companies of paramilitary sought for poll duties in Karur

A total of 75 polling stations out of the 808 to be established in the four Assembly constituencies in Karur district have been identified as critical and all steps are being to ensure peaceful polling in them by having adequate security in place, according to Superintendent of Police K. Mohan.

Addressing the media here on Saturday Mr. Mohan said that of the 75 critical polling stations 14 were in Aravakurichi, 20 in Karur, 18 in Krishnarayapuram and 23 critical polling stations were in Kulithalai Assembly constituencies.

Around 1,666 police personnel including Central Reserve Police, senior wing of NCC, Ex-Servicemen, Home Guards along with regular police personnel would be deployed for poll duty in Karur, Aravakurichi, Krishnarayapuram and Kulithalai constituencies.

Public could access the police election control room through phone numbers 04324 255 200 apart from the regular 100 to refer complaints. The Election Control Room at the district police headquarters would be headed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police K. Gunasekaran.

All the 490 licensed fire arms possessed by individuals in the district have been surrendered to the respective police stations following the promulgation of the election model code of conduct.

Mr. Mohan said that four companies of paramilitary personnel have been sought for the district of which one has already arrived. The rest would be arriving shortly for poll related duties.

Violators of the code would be dealt with severely and according to relevant rules, the SP warned. Vehicle checks, especially on the inter-district borders, would be intensified and strengthened, he said. Additional SP V. Muthusamy, DSPs A. Rajan and K. Gunasekaran, were among those present on the occasion.


The Income Tax department has nominated two teams of officials for monitoring any illegal cash transaction during the election to Tamil Nadu Assembly. Mobile phone numbers have been provided to the officials to facilitate the members of the public to contact them.

Both teams are led by P.Muthusankar, Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, whose mobile number is 7708521742.

For the Perambalur Assembly constituency, K.Chinnappa, Income Tax Officer, would monitor the transactions. His mobile number would be 9445953185.

In the Kunnam Assembly constituency, A.Sivasubramanian, Income Tax Officer, would keep a vigil on the cash transactions. His mobile phone number is 9445953186.

Each team will be assisted by an Inspector of Income Tax and two senior tax assistants.

Members of the public with reliable clues about foul cash transactions could contact the officials for immediate action, Mr.Vijayakumar, said.

He also warned that strict action would be taken against those found offering or accepting cash during the course of election to the Legislative Assembly.

In a press release issued here, the Collector warned that criminal action would be initiated against individuals or groups or political party volunteers under section 171 (b) of IPC. The offence was punishable with a jail term up to one year or a fine or both under Section 171 (e) of the IPC. He has appealed to the members of the public not to resort to any illegal activity in violation of the model code of conduct.

The district administration has taken all steps for ensuring free and fair conduct of elections and to check any illegal activity. Two flying squads, one each for the Perambalur and Kunnam Assembly constituency, have been constituted.


A media centre has been opened at the Collectorate here to help press and media persons in getting election news.

The centre was inaugurated by C.Suresh Kumar, District Revenue Officer. R.Mathiyalagan, Assistant Public Relations Officer will be the co-ordinating officer for the centre. Nomination details, voters list, details of assembly constituencies, candidates details can be obtained from the centre.


A consultative meeting on vulnerable polling booths was conducted here at the Collectorate on Sunday. Of the total 151 polling booths in the district, 20 booths have been identified as sensitive. The administration has proposed to monitor with the help of videographers as micro observers; and the police administration has proposed continuous surveillance in these booths.

The meeting was presided over by Collector Laltin Kuhma; Venkatasamy, Superintendent of Police, Karaikal was present.

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