Over 2,500 policemen and six companies of CRPF deployed for by-poll in Parkal
Collector Rahul Bojja and Urban Superintendent of Police S. Shyam Sunder have asked the leaders of all political parties and star-campaigners, who do not belong to the district leave immediately.
The persons, who are not voters or candidates or those who came from other places for the election campaign should move out else they will be liable for action.
Briefing newsmen about the poll arrangements for the Parkal Assembly by-election here on Sunday, they appealed to the voters to exercise their franchise without any fear or favour.
“Foolproof arrangements are made. Over 2,500 policemen and six companies of CRPF are deployed. They will be taking positions by Monday afternoon,” they said.
The Collector said the whole of the constituency comprising four mandals was divided into 35 sectors and 35 officials were deployed with magisterial powers. They would be trying the cases then and there covering seven to 10 polling stations under their jurisdiction.
“People should come forward and give information about any case of intimidation, distribution of money and liquor or any case of election code violation,” Mr. Rahul Bojja said.
The SP said that out of the 228 polling stations, 65 were categorised as sensitive, 111 as hypersensitive, five naxal-affected and 26 normal. So far 2,500 persons, many of whom were rowdy-sheeters, were bound over by the police and huge amount of explosive material was seized.
Collector Mr. Rahul Bojja informed that about over 1,000 personnel was drawn from various departments for the election duties in addition to about 300 persons from the Central government departments to monitor the election.
Code of conduct
Five teams were constituted to oversee the implementation of model code of conduct in the constituency where 16 candidates were contesting for the seat.
The Collector had appealed to the voters to come with voter identity card issued by the district administration or the poll slips being issued by the polling officials.
“Except for these documents, no other document will be taken into consideration to allow the voters to cast their vote,” he said, adding that the sixteen documents such as ration cards and others earlier considered as a proof for being a voter are now withdrawn by the Election Commission for this election”.