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Police making all efforts for peaceful conduct of polls: IGP Chukhu Apa

Inspector General of Police (Law & Order) Chukhu Apa on Friday informed that the police department is making all efforts in the peaceful completion of Panchayati Raj Institutions and municipal body polls respectively in the State.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Dec 2020 5:34 AM GMT

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ITANAGAR: Inspector General of Police (Law & Order) Chukhu Apa on Friday informed that the police department is making all efforts in the peaceful completion of Panchayati Raj Institutions and municipal body polls respectively in the State.

Addressing the media persons at the police headquarter conference hall here on Friday, IGP Chukhu Apa said that, to maintain law & order, pre and post election, every arrangement has been made.

"Our main job in the ensuing election is to ensure that voters exercise their franchise without fear or coercion from any quarter. And the law & order is maintained at all the places, before, after and during the voting," he said. Apa said that the department is exercising extensive patrolling and checking in the entire State to avoid any criminal activities.

To provide better coverage and ensure maintenance of law & order, the concerned SP, SDPO, DySP and officers in charge of police stations have been directed to remain vigilant during pre election days, he added.

He said that according to the past experience and change in political scenario, the entire polling stations in the State has been divided into Normal, Sensitive and Hyper- Sensitive booths.

There are a total of 2,268 polling stations in the State among which 702 are normal, 536 sensitive and 258 hyper sensitive, he added.

"According to the sensitiveness of the polling booths, the scale of deployment is fixed. In case of normal, 2 police personnel, in sensitive, 3 personnel and in hypersensitive, 4 personnel will be deployed," he said, adding that the total force deployment from State and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) is 8206.

Apa also informed that the department has worked out the strategy for safe escorting of ballot papers and EVMs post election. He said every possible help will be provided to the presiding officers and the staff of polling stations in detecting election offences.

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