Extensive security arrangements in Raipur for polls
   Date :07-May-2024

Extensive security  
Staff Reporter
In compliance with the Model Code of Conduct, under the guidance of Inspector General of Police Raipur Range, Amresh Mishra, and Senior Superintendent of Police Raipur, Santosh Singh, the police have taken extensive action and made arrests. Additionally, other preparations for Election Day have been made. In Raipur district, for election duty, 18 companies of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), along with 7 Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) companies and 1995 other police forces, home guards, forest guards, and kotwals have been deployed, who were put on duty a day before the election day. In coordination with the district election team, the district police force and CRPF personnel have been conducting continuous checks on suspicious individuals, including all types of vehicles, through 24 flying squads (FAST) and 25 static surveillance teams (SST), and 5 other police checkpoints. To ensure a peaceful voting process, approximately 90 patrolling parties have been deployed in all police station areas a day before the voting day, along with 16 AD parties. All patrolling parties will remain in contact with each other via wireless sets. In view of the Lok Sabha elections, monitoring of all social media platforms is being carried out by the Social Media Monitoring Cell of the police.
Bringing mobile phones inside the polling booths on the day of voting is prohibited. Violating the secrecy of the vote is a legal offense, and if anyone shares related photos/videos while voting on any social media platform, legal action will be taken against them. The Election Commission is also webcasting a large number of polling centers through CCTV cameras. To ensure the entire voting process is conducted smoothly, extensive patrolling parties have been deployed in all police station areas, and monitoring is being carried out with the help of CCTV cameras and civil teams. SSP Santosh Singh has appealed to the residents of the district to actively participate in the voting process. Exercise your voting rights and strengthen democracy. Today, Collector Gaurav Singh and SSP Santosh Singh, along with other officials, inspected the strong room arrangements and conducted a thorough inspection of all booths, providing necessary instructions.
2,200 COPS, 16 CAPF COMPANIES DEPLOYED IN DURG:BHILAI: OVER 2,200 police officials and personnel and 16 CAPF companies have been deployed for free and fair polling across Durg Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday. The district administration and police urged the people for exercising their franchise and extending all possible cooperation for smooth and peaceful polling. Superintendent of Police (SP) Jitendra Kumar Shukla told the newspaper that 320 out of total 1,509 polling booths have been marked as sensitive and adequate number of police and CAPF force officials and personnel have been deployed for peaceful polling across the parliamentary constituency. He informed that Gazetted Officers (GOs) have been deployed for ensuring close supervision over developments during polling and ensuring immediate measures in case of any adverse developments.
Besides, Station House Officers (SHOs) were directed for maintaining strict vigil at police stations’ level coordinating developments with senior officials for checking eventuality and ensuring peaceful polling in the process at police stations’ level. He informed that apart from it 70 police patrolling teams will maintain round the clock vigil during polling and the specially constituted 28 Quick Response Team (QRT) will be in alert mode along with Anti Demonstration (AD) squads at sensitive pockets. The officials and personnel in companies of CAPF including ITBP, BSFand CRPF, deployed for smooth election in the parliamentary constituency have already been briefed about duty and the region. SP Jitendra Kumar Shukla urged people for valuing ones vote and casting it without fail sans fear or succumbing to any temptation. He also appealed people for due cooperation for ensuring smooth and free and fair polling.