ANDHRA PRADESH

Elaborate security in place for polls

Staff Reporter

Police posted at ten border checkposts

Special police force to be posted at boothsSection 30 will be in force till March 28

WARANGAL: The district police authorities are making elaborate security arrangements for the proposed Council elections from Friday onwards.

According to Superintendent of Police Soumya Mishra, there will be ten checkposts on district borders.

Ten DSPs, 35 Circle Inspectors and Reserve Inspectors, 150 Sub-Inspectors and RSIs, 360 ASIs, Head Constables and 1,200 constables, 50 women constables and 900 Home Guards are being drafted for the election duties in the district. In addition, services of CRPF, APSP, Armed Reserve personnel will be enlisted at the polling booths.

Special teams

On the day of election on March 17, ten Quick Reaction teams, 60 striking force teams, 25 special striking force teams and 16 District Guards will be constituted for the purpose.

The SP has urged the political activists and general public to help ensure smooth conduct of the elections.

Meanwhile, town DSP Md. Liaquath Ali Khan said Section 30 of Police Act would be in force in the town beginning from Thursday till March 28. Public meetings, rallies and mass gathering of people would be prohibited without prior permission.

One has to obtain permission before 24 hours for any meeting or rally.

As a precautionary measure some 25 rowdysheeters were bound over.