Police Commissionerate to Distribute 1500 Kits to Police Personnel on Election Duty
Mangaluru: “Elections in Karnataka will be held in two phases on April 18 and 23. All preventive measures have been taken for free and fair elections. After the implementation of the election code of conduct, we have filed preventive cases against 430 rowdies under section 107, 109 and 110. Orders have been issued to extern 17 rowdies from Mangaluru city limits. For the first time we are distributing 1500 kits containing biscuits, toothpaste, brush, shaving cream, soap, candle and matchbox to police personnel on election duty”, said police commissioner Sandeep Patil in a press meet held at his chamber here on April 15.
Addressing the mediapersons Sandeep Patil said, “In the police commissionerate limits there are 883 polling booths out of which 220 booths have been identified as critical booths and 663 normal booths. In the sensitive areas, we will deploy 12 CAR platoons (3 each in 4 Assembly constituencies), 4 KSRP platoons will be divided into 8 and 2 each platoons will be deployed in 4 constituencies. We have identified 93 vulnerable areas in 4 assembly constituencies. We have identified 501 persons as intimidators from 220 vulnerable polling booths and action has been taken.”
Sandeep Patil further said, “Out of the 220 vulnerable /critical booths, 156 booths have been provided security with the central force. For the rest of the critical booths, micro observers and video observers have been appointed. During the elections, 1500 police personnel including 2 -DCPs, 7- DySPs /ACPs, 16-PIs, 37-PSIs, 79-ASIs, HCs/PCs and Home Guards will be deployed.
Sandeep Patil also said, “In the city as well as at the interstate border 21 check posts have been opened out of which there are 10 static Surveillance team check posts and 11 police check posts. With the help of Static Surveillance team and flying surveillance team we have seized Rs 28,25,295/- and the amount has been verified. Three cases have been filed in violation of the election code of conduct. After the elections have been declared 1949 weapons registered under the police commissionerate have been deposited by the owners and 62 weapons have been given exemption on request. After the implementation of the election code of conduct, we have received 1039 warrants where people did not present themselves before the court. Action has been taken on 80% of the warrants.”
DCP Law and Order Hanumantharya and others were also present.