TAMIL NADU

Police take out flag march in Karur, Pudukottai

Police personnel taking out a flag march in Karur on Thursday.

Police personnel taking out a flag march in Karur on Thursday.  

KARUR, MAY 7. The police took out a flag march here on Thursday to instil confidence in the people on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections.

Over 500 local policemen, personnel from the Armed Reserve, Tamil Nadu Special Police and Central Industrial Security Force and recruit police constables, led by the Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Mittal, marched through busy localities of the town.

Beats and patrols have been intensified as a precautionary measure to ensure free and fair polls. Adequate police force has been mobilised for providing bandobust during the election.

A total of nine bootleggers and 1,454 persons, including 382 women prohibition offenders, have been detained and 115 non-bailable warrants were executed since the announcement of elections.

Twenty-two trouble mongers were identified and booked under preventive sections, says press release.

The police so far registered 81 cases for the violation of model code of conduct.

Mr. Mittal warned of stringent action against those indulging in anti-social activities and in poll offences.

Pudukottai

The police took out flag march on Friday in this district to instil confidence in the public.

Over 700 policemen took part in the flag march that was taken out in Pudukottai, Aranthangi, Avudaiyarkoil and in coastal areas like Mimisal, Jagadapattinam, Kottaipattinam and Manamelkudi.

In Pudukottai, the Superintendent of Police, Anand Kumar Somani, led the march in which Central Industrial Security Force personnel took part. Mr. Somani said flag marches would be taken out in Keeranur, Thirumayam and Annavasal on Saturday.

As part of security arrangements on May 10, over 50 striking forces would be formed and posted at all important places in the district.

Besides, mobile teams would be formed which would escort transport of Electronic Voting Machines to booths and back to counting centres.

Adequate personnel would be deployed in the areas, which were identified as sensitive pockets in the district.

On Thursday, the Tiruchi range DIG, Sunil Kumar Singh, reviewed the arrangements being made and visited the counting centre here.

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