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Mumbai LS poll: Over 40k cops deployed


Press Trust of India Mumbai
Over 40,000 security personnel, including 14 companies of Central paramilitary forces, will be on duty on Monday for Lok Sabha polls in Mumbai's six seats, an official said Saturday.
Polling will be held in 10,073 booths at 1,492 locations in the city, with election authorities declaring 325 of these booths as "critical", the official added.
A police communique said security has also been beefed up against the backdrop of the multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter that killed over 250 and injured 500 people.
The police release said a slew of anti-terror measures have been put in place with personnel from Force One, Quick Response Team, Assault Teams, Anti Terrorism Cell being deployed in the metropolis.
It said 40,000 personnel on duty in Mumbai included 14 and 12 companies of Central paramilitary forces and State Reserve Police Force respectively.
Police said a total of 391 illegal weapons had been seized along with Rs 10.51 crore cash since the model code of conduct was imposed on March 10.
Apart from this, 18 offences have been registered for poll code violations in this period.
The statement also added that over 17,000 constabulary and officers of Mumbai police have registered for voting through postal ballot.
Mumbai goes to polls on April 29.

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 8:30 PM IST

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