Hyderabad: It’s not only cash but liquor along with the gold and silver was also seized in large quantity in the State during the check conducted by the police after the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force on March 10.
Apart from Rs 37.76 crore, the police seized 31,339 litres of liquor worth over Rs 1.01 crore, 869.250 grams of gold and 2.472 kg of silver worth Rs 27.96 lakh, as on April 9. The police along with 410 flying squads and 393 static surveillance teams, carried out checking at various places in the State.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) Jitender said entire Telangana police have been deployed for peaceful conduct of the elections in the State.
“Adequate forces were deployed in the State as per guidelines of Election Commission of India (ECI). The polling will continue till 6 pm in Nizamabad parliamentary constituency, till 4 pm in the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) areas and till 5 pm in remaining areas,” he said.
Sufficient forces were also mobilised from neighbouring States. The ECI has allotted 145 companies of central forces and the same were deployed for covering sensitive polling stations as well as in other places to build confidence among people.
Security arrangements were made in connection with the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Chief Ministers of other States and protectees of Special Protection Group (SPG) and National Security Guard (NSG).
Separate arrangements were made for public meetings, rallies and road shows. Security has also been provided to contesting candidates belonging to various political parties as per their threat perception. A record number of Non-Bailable Warrants (NBWs) were executed in the run up to the election.
Those who were likely to indulge in vitiating atmosphere were bound over under preventive Sections of law. Officers have been alerted and their visibility increased by organising check posts, ‘nakabandis’ and effective patrolling across the State.
17,000 policemen to ensure safe polls in Hyderabad
Sixteen thousand policemen and 12 companies of Central Paramilitary Forces will be assisting the city police in the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.
Hyderabad Commissioner Anjani Kumar said four parliamentary constituencies – Secunderabad, Hyderabad complete, Chevella, and Malkajgiri partial – fall in Hyderabad City Commissionerate. There were 475 sensitive polling stations in the city and tight security arrangements were being made at the booths.
The police have formed 60 Quick Response Teams (QRT) to react to any situation. A total of 58 check posts were set up in the city while at border points, 12 check post were operational round-the-clock. In addition, 93 interception teams would be moving around in the city.
Kumar said so far over Rs 20 crore cash was seized in the city during vehicle checking at various places in the city. A total of 933 non bailable warrants (NBWs) were executed and 1,885 persons were bound over for good conduct by the police. Arms license holders had deposited 4,618 arms so far. There were 15 DRC centre in the city being guarded by the central paramilitary force personnel.
The Commissioner said two rounds of training programmes were held for the city police personnel about the election process including MCC violations, poll day arrangements and utilising the services of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces.
Companies told to declare holiday on Thursday
District Election Officer M Dana Kishore said stern action would be initiated against companies which do not declare holiday on Thursday, the polling day.
The government has issued orders declaring Thursday as a holiday. Yet, there were complaints from employees that many private companies, especially corporate and IT firms had not declared holiday, said Kishore.
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