Poll Preparedness: 217 Illegal Arms Seized In Odisha Since Feb

Cuttack: Odisha police has seized 217 illegal arms and weapons and executed 12,134 non-bailable warrants (NBWs) across the state since February 1. This was revealed at the poll preparedness review meeting chaired by the director general of police (DGP), RP Sharma, here on Friday.

Similarly, 58,930 litres of foreign liquor have been seized and 2,564 persons bound down under Section 110 CrPc in the state. The DGP appreciated the effort of some SPs. He asked the SPs of Maoist-hit districts to place their requirement of helicopter and satellite phone sets to ADGP (Operation) forthwith.

Various election related issues like, requirement of manpower, deployment of CAPF, transport and communication, and collection of intelligence were discussed threadbare.

During the meeting, Sharma emphasised on the free, fair, transparent, impartial and incident-free election in the state, strict enforcement of model code of conduct, guidelines for the police arrangement and security arrangements, including that for the visit of VIPs and VVIPs.

Notably, he has already made field visits to Berhampur, Koraput and Sambalpur ranges for spot assessment and election preparedness.

He will visit other ranges subsequently.

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