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Police dept ready to ensure smooth conduct of LS polls: DGP

Press Trust of India  |  Aurangabad 

Maharashtra DGP Subodh Kumar Jaiswal Thursday said the police department was all set to ensure the smooth conduct of elections scheduled to be held next month.

He was talking to reporters here after holding a meeting with and other senior officials over the poll-preparedness.

"The police force is alert and has made all preparations for the elections. In case of sensitive areas, extra police force will be deployed," he said.

Jaiswal said there was no shortage of police personnel and the department could tackle any situation.

When asked about the intelligence inputs about internal sabotage, the DGP said, "Yes, we have received an alert about terrorism."

On being asked whether the arrest of nine members of an ISIS-inspired group in January this year was done under any pressure, he replied in the negative.

Replying to a query related to the policemen being caught in corruption cases, he said, "We have given a very clear message that such malpractices would not be tolerated at all.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:15 IST