Mysuru/Chamarajanagar – The District Administrations of both Mysuru and Chamarajanagar have been gearing up for the all important by-polls scheduled on Apr.9. The SPs of respective districts have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure smooth polling on coming Sunday.
In Nanjangud, the Mysuru District Police have made tight security arrangements by deploying around 2,000 Police personnel at all 236 polling booths.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, SP Ravi D. Channannavar said that one Additional SP, 4 DySPs, 14 Circle Police Inspectors, 60 Sub Inspectors, 150 ASIs, 100 Police Constables, 10 KSRP Platoons and 19 DAR Platoons (with 25 personnel in each platoon), 6 CRPF platoons and 210 home guards will be posted at a total of 236 polling booths which is also been provided with web-casting facilities.
The District Police have deployed 50 cameramen to record the polling process. This part, two Rapid Intervention Vehicles will also be deployed to act immediately in case of law and order issue. All 236 polling booths will be guarded by CRPF personnel.
Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep has also banned holding of fairs and jathras in the wake of by-poll on Apr. 9.
Meanwhile, the Chamarajanagar District Administration has deployed more than 1,000 Police personnel at 250 polling booths. A total of 55 ASIs, 128 Head Constables, 250 Police Constables, 194 Home Guards and 365 CRPF personnel will be deployed to ensure fair and free election.
This apart, the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel from Kerala and Maharashtra have been deployed in both Nanjangud and Gundlupet constituencies.
As per Election Commission’s directions, leaders of political parties except for party candidates and agents have been instructed to leave the constituencies.
The mustering process will be held on Apr. 8 and KSRTC buses have been arranged to transport the election officials to their respective polling stations. For officials from Mysuru, H.D. Kote and T. Narasipur taluk appointed for the polling duty, the District Administration has arranged for KSRTC buses to ply the officials to various polling stations in Nanjangud.
The buses will leave at 6.45 am from People’s Park in city, Taluk Offices at T. Narasipur and H.D. Kote respectively.
The District Administrations of both Mysuru and Chamarajanagar have banned the sale of liquor from Apr.6 to Apr. 9. While the sale of liquor has been banned from Apr. 6 midnight in entire Chamarajanagar, the liquor shops, bars and restaurants and other liquor outlets will be closed from 5 pm on Apr. 7 in entire Mysuru. The ban orders will remain till the midnight of Apr. 9 (Sunday). Similarly, the sale of liquor will be banned from Apr. 12 midnight till Apr. 13 midnight on the counting day only in Nanjangud and Gundlupet taluks.
The polling will be held on Apr. 9 between 7 am and 5 pm.