Adequate arrangements made for peaceful conduct of local body polls: Tripura Police

Adequate police arrangement have been made for conducting free and fair elections in connection with General Election to the Municipalities and Nagar Panchayets going to be held today.

This year election will be held in total 06 Nagar Panchayets, 07 Municipal council and Agartala Municipal Corporation, in 644 polling stations covering 20 Police Stations area. Among 644 polling stations 370 polling stations are identified as “A” category and 274 polling stations are identified as “B” category. 04 TSR personnel will be deployed in “A” category polling stations and 04 armed police personnel will be deployed in “B” category polling stations. 05 TSR personnel will be deployed for all the ‘A’ category polling booths in Agartala Municipal Corporation area in place of 04 detailed earlier.

Two sections of CRPF under the command of one Gazetted officer has been deployed at strong room and Govt Press. Fixed guard has been deployed in all the offices of Returning Officers.

Personal Security Officers have been provided with all the Returning Officers. Escort and Personal Security have been provided with all the observers. 97 police sector officers have been detailed with 97 civil sector officers to oversee the security of the areas entrusted to them to ensure free and fair peaceful election. 25 TSR personnel have been provided with all the police stations where elections are being held for area domination.

Further 30 TSR personnel are provided as District reserve for maintenance of Law and Order. Additional 61 light vehicles have been provided with all the police stations for vehicular mobile in connection with peaceful election. In addition, 50 sections of CRPF have been mobilized for law & order and area domination exclusively. After the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, additional 15 sections of CRPF are also being provided for the Agartala Municipal Elections and outside.

So far action against 88 trouble mongers have been taken. 244 numbers of vulnerable hamlets have been identified in the state and round the clock fixed picket/vehicular mobile/foot patrolling as per ground requirement are being maintained. Special drive had been launched for execution of pending warrants and total 161 pending warrants have been executed and 433 preventive arrests have been made so far after declaration of Municipal Elections.

Specific cases under appropriate section of law have been registered in all the reported incidents of political violence. So far 57 political cases have been registered after declaration of Municipal Election. As preventive action 63 persons have been bound down under preventive sections of law after declaration of Municipal Elections. QRT Team has also been formed in the districts to meet any emergent situation.

Total 123 Naka Points in the districts have been made functional round the clock for surveillance. Proper security coverage is being ensured to all the political programs which are being done with the permission of the police and no incidents has taken in any political programme organized after taking permission from police.

DGP Tripura calls upon all the eligible voters to exercise their franchise fearlessly and freely. Tripura police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure free and fair elections.

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