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One senior cop in each constituency for LS polls

HYDERABAD: Gearing up for the upcoming Lok sabha elections, district election government have made up our minds to nominate one police officer (assistant commissioner of police rank) for every constituency in Hyderabad. The government have known a complete of 1,404 polling stations as essential while 336 routes had been known as inclined and 17 polling stations had been marked as puts where there are probabilities of violence.

“Additional paramilitary forces shall be pressed into service at those puts and there shall be consistent vigil in those areas by service flying squads,” said District Election Officer (DEO) of Hyderabad, M Dana Kishore. The mapping is being carried out by figuring out polling stations that have had untoward incidents in previous polls.

The police department may be rolling out a plan of action forward of the Lok Sabha polls. “Enforcement drives, deposit of guns and fingers, finalisation of election similar circumstances, completing history sheeters will get started inside per week or 10 days. As in line with the election code of conduct, around 12 to 14 officers usually are transferred,” said Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar.

Expenditure monitoring teams, nodal officers from excise department to keep an eye on unlawful transportation of liquor, officials from source of revenue tax department have also been appointed. Apart from the identity of essential polling stations, rationalisation of all polling stations may be being carried out.

Three parliamentary constituencies — Hyderabad, Secunderabad and portions of Malkajgiri are in Hyderabad district. Hyderabad parliamentary constituency, post rationalisation, has 1,935 polling stations for 19,32,926 voters (as on Feburary 10) while Secunderabad has 1,809 stations for 19,14,954 voters.

District election government have proposed for 51 new polling stations in Hyderabad and alter in location of 53 ballot stations. Similarly in Secunderabad, the government have proposed an addition of 99 polling stations and a metamorphosis of location for 58 polling stations. The first degree checking of electronic voting machines (EVM) is predicted to be completed by February 25 while voters listing shall be revealed by February 22 according to the government.

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