LokSabha 2019: Now, cameras to help keep vigil

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 22 April 2019

Senior police inspectors have briefed all the police staff about the steps needed to avoid any problems at the polling booths. Similarly, each polling booth will have strict police bandobast. The video camera installed in all patrolling vans will also help us to keep an eye. — Vishnu Pawar (Police Inspector, Bharti Vidyapeeth police station)

PUNE: To avoid any problems during the polling of Lok Sabha in Pune and Baramati constituencies, video cameras will be placed at every polling booth in mobile vans of police and district administration. Every police station will be placing the cameras at all the polling booths.

Polling for the Pune and Baramati Lok Sabha constituencies will be held on April 23. Therefore, Pune police has made strict security planning, especially in the sensitive areas where polling will take place. The patrolling vans of police and Revenue Department will also have these video cameras installed. Senior police officials said that by doing this, inappropriate incidents would be prevented.

Along with this, all polling stations have been divided into four divisions by police stations, in which four senior officials and police officers will be patrolling in the premises of each polling booth. The police bandobast will begin on Monday and will continue till the EVMs have been taken to the counting stations. 

SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS
- Every polling station will have one police officer.
- Strict vigilance on buildings, which have more than one polling booths.
- ‘Striking Force’ patrolling will be done by the police inspector of that area.
- The police officers from the Crime Branch will keep a strict watch on everything.
- Mobile phones will not be allowed into the polling booths.
- Four sector-wise distribution of police with four police officers and staff at each sector.

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