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Security measures, poll preparedness reviewed

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Over 480 flying squads and 232 static teams have been formed to monitor the enforcement of the model code of conduct in view of the April 18 polls in the state, officials said Monday.

of Police (Elections), Tamil Nadu, Ashutosh Shukla conducted a review meeting here to review the election preparedness.

The meeting reviewed, among other things, poll process, law and order maintenance during the pre-poll and post-poll periods in the districts of West Zone of Salem, Coimbatore and Tirupur City, Salem and

The meeting was told that 483 flying squads and 232 static teams have been formed to monitor the enforcement of MCC and 918 cases were booked for violation of the code.

Instruction was given to take up effective patrolling in the sensitive and vulnerable areas identified in certain pockets and also to identify and to optimally utilize resources like manpower, both serving police personnel and non-police personnel for the election duty, a release said.

Shukla emphasized the importance of uninterrupted communication for effective functioning of law and order machinery during election.

On the law and order front, the DGP instructed police officials to identify the places which are trouble prone and to form adequate number of Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) to ensure smooth conduct of poll process and maintenance of public order and tranquility during the election.

According to the release, to prevent Left Wing Extremist activities in the Forest areas in West Zone, (NSD) teams and STF Teams have been engaged andadditional Flying Squad deployed in sensitive pockets.

West Zone IG K Periaiah, Sumit Sharan, Sanjeev Kumar, Salem range DIG Senthil Kumar, Coimbatore City Deputy of were among those who attended the meeting.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 20:10 IST