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Cops ready for polls: Rakesh Maria

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 8:25am IST | Agency: DNA

The Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria on Tuesday said that elaborate security measures have been made to ensure peaceful polling on April 24. Since last month, police have been taking preventive measures in the form of arrests and detentions to keep anti-social elements away on the polling day, he said.

"Thousands of policemen will be on bundobast duty from Tuesday till poll day. We have made several detentions and arrests since last month. We have identified critical and vulnerable polling booths and areas and extra bundobast would be deployed there," said Maria.

He added that central para-military forces and state reserve police force have also been roped in for bundobast duty and leaves of all the policemen have been cancelled till the polling day. "There is no specific threat with regards to election. I would appeal all citizens to come out and vote, and I am confident of a free, fair and peaceful polling," he said.

1,528 – Polling sites
9,879 – Polling booths
291 – Critical booths identified
33 – Vulnerable locations

Preventive measures since March 5
18,865
– Preventive action cases
14,816 – People detained under preventive action
4,401 – Non-bailable warrants served to people
5,171 – Warrants served to people
10,226 – Summons issued to people
151 – Absconders nabbed
310 – Wanted persons arrested
1,564 – Licensed weapons have been deposited
50 – Illegal weapons seized
5.36 crore – rupees seized so far by in 12 cases

For bundobast
38
– Deputy commissioners of police
46 – Assistant commissioners of police
477 – Police inspectors
1,915 – Assistant/sub-inspectors
30,025 – Constabulary
8 – Companies of central para-military forces
19 – Companies of State Reserve Police Force
5,275 – Home Guards
250 – Officers and men from Civil Defence
108 – Flying squads
108 – Static Surveillance Squads

Action against drug addicts
3,200
– NDPS cases registered
4,726 – Persons arrested
8 – Foreign nationals (7 Nigerians, 1 Tanzanian) deported


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