75 company forces to be deployed for overall supervision of U.P state polls : ADG Prashant Kumar

Lucknow: ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar has said that 29138 polling places in the state are sensitive. To maintain peace and order in the state, 225 company paramilitary forces will be deployed. Around 25,000 personnel of central paramilitary forces have been ordered to be deployed. The 150 company force will be deployed from January 10.

The remaining 75 company forces will reach the state on January 20. Prashant Kumar was talking to reporters on Sunday regarding the security arrangements made during the polling. He said that 109 Drones, 168 River Boats, 420 Portable CCTV Cameras, 563 Still Cameras, 492 Video Cameras and 3573 Body Worn Cameras would be used for security in the elections. Along with this, quick communication will be done with the public through the C-Plan app.

Use of satellite phones at 456 polling stations
Prashant Kumar said that in 11 districts of the state, Pilibhit, Maharajganj, Siddharthnagar, Lakhimpurkheri, Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti, Lalitpur, Meerut, Sonbhadra and Chandauli, wireless sets and satellite phones were used due to poor communication at 456 polling stations.

107 international and 469 state barriers installed
He informed that 14 Vidhan Sabhas of seven districts Pilibhit, Maharajganj, Siddharthnagar, Lakhimpurkhiri, Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti are adjacent to Nepal border. 30 districts of the state are bordered by 9 bordering states. Of these, 74 assembly seats are adjacent to the state borders. In these, 107 international and 469 inter-state barriers have been installed for security. This barrier will do the work of checking day and night. Nodal officers have been made for these.

Will reach 31 polling stations by boat or pipa bridge
The ADG said that 31 polling stations in 10 districts of Bijnor, Jalaun, Lakhimpurkheri, Deoria, Basti, Bahraich, Balrampur, Shravasti and Ballia would be accessible through the river. For this, arrangements for boats and tractors or cask bridges will be made at the local level.

9 lakh arms licenses checked
He said that 9 lakh 4 thousand 921 arms licenses have been checked in the state. 3 lakh 68 thousand 490 licenses have been deposited. 7744 illegal arms have been recovered in the state, while 5399 cases have been registered in respect of 58 illegal arms factories etc. and 5441 accused have been arrested.

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