Published On : Sat, Oct 19th, 2019

Tight security in place for peaceful, trouble-free Oct 21 polling in city

Nagpur: Tight security is in place as city police have geared up to ensure peaceful, trouble-free voting process for Assembly elections on October 21. Total 8 constituencies come under Nagpur City Police Commissionerate.

Voting will be held in total 2677 Polling Centres situated in 842 buildings. Strict police bandobast has been made sensitive places and at other centres for free, fair, peaceful elections.

To maintain law and order, 10 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), 14 ACPs, 84 Police Inspectors, 242 APOs/PSIs, 4871 policemen, 1295 women police personnel besides police personnel in plainclothes will be on duty under direct supervision of three Additional Commissioners of Police.

Apart from city police force, six companies comprising 600 armed jawans of Central Police Force have been deployed. Similarly, 1900 homeguards including 1000 from Maharashtra and 900 from Madhya Pradesh have been drafted for poll duty.

Police have taken preventive action against 6866 criminally minded persons under sections 107, 109, 110 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Action has also been taken against 222 persons under Sections 151(1), 153(3) of the CrPC.

30 criminals have been detained under MPDA Act and 89 goons have been externed from city limits. 61 criminals of 11 gangs have been booked under MCOCA. Action has also been taken against 110 persons under Prohibition Act.

City police will be keeping close watch on criminals on polling day on October 21. Cops are ensuring polls are held in complete security.