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Delhi Election: 40,000 cops, 19,000 Home Guards deployed

Around 19,000 Home guards from states like Uttarakhand, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will also assist the local police

Delhi police has made adequate arrangements and deployed around 40,000 security personnel, 19,000 home guards and 190 companies of Central Armed Police Forces to ensure smooth conduct of the assembly elections in the national capital on Saturday.

Polling will begin at 8 am and will end at 6 pm on Saturday. While specific election duties have been given to Delhi Police personnel, the CAPF companies have been deployed to provide security at polling booths and movement of EVMs.


Around 19,000 Home guards from states like Uttarakhand, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will also assist the local police in providing security at polling booths. A multi-layered security has been put in place at 21 counting centres and 2,689 polling premises, out of which 545 are critical.


Deputy Commissioner of Police (Election Cell), Sharat Kumar Singha said that Delhi police personnel and para military forces have been deployed at critical booths so that more enforcement and better arrangement can be ensured. Patrolling has also been intensified in those localities.

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According to police, since the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct, 99,210 litres of illicit liquor, with a market value of Rs 2.72 crore and 774.1 kg drugs with a market value of Rs 4.91 crore have already been seized as part of the special drives.


So far, 504 illegal fire-arms and 730 ammunition have been recovered. Besides, 7,397 licensed weapons have also been deposited as a preventive measure. Action has been taken against 7,820 people under the Excise Act. While 5,943 persons have been booked under various sections of CRPC, 1,26,095 persons have been booked under DP Act.


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