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Odisha Elections 2024: 33,000 Police Personnel, 102 CAPF Companies For Round II Tomorrow

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OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Over 33,000 police personnel and 102 companies of CAPF are being deployed to ensure smooth conduct of the second phase of twin elections in Odisha in a free and fair manner on Monday.

Addressing a press meet in Bhubaneswar, Director General of Police (DGP) Arun Kumar Sarangi said that elaborate security arrangements have been made to ensure smooth, peaceful and impartial elections in the second round in the state.

While 33,000 police personnel and 102 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) are being, special security measures will be taken for sensitive and critical booths located in Maoist-affected districts.

The second phase polling will be held in five Lok Sabha seats – Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, and Aska – and 35 Assembly constituencies coming under these Parliamentary segments spread across eleven districts.

Stating that mobile parties have been introduced for Monday’s polling, the DGP said there will be one mobile party for each 10-12 booth location. A total of 655 mobile parties will be deployed during the second phase of elections,

This apart, there are check-posts at 48 interstate borders to deal with possible trouble.
A total of 257 flying squad teams and 251 static surveillance teams have been formed, the police chief said.

Noting that EVM strong rooms are at 18 locations, Sarangii said the inner security of the strong rooms is provided by the CAPF, while outer security by the state police.

OB Bureau

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