Bhubaneswar: As many as three companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and 10 platoons of extra force will be deployed for the smooth conduct of the Pipili bypoll scheduled to be held on April 17.,
Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) Yashwant Jethwa who was in Pipili today to review the law and order situation before the bypoll said that the focus will be to intensify enforcement activities and prophylactic measures.
Identification of persons likely to foment trouble during the election and taking action against them will be one of the focus areas, he said.
Under the warrant execution drive, warrants have been executed against 50 such persons and action has been taken against them, he added.
While informing that the security situation has been reviewed, Jethwa said that three companies of CAPF will reach within a day or two.
Planning has been made for their deployment in enforcement activities at different places, he added.
The ADGP (Law & Order) informed that already five checkpoints have been set up which is going to be doubled immediately.
He stated that plans have been drawn up to completely seal the borders of this constituency and after its mapping round-the-clock vigil will be maintained by establishing 10 checkpoints.
All vehicles ranging from two-wheelers to four-wheelers passing through these checkpoints will be subjected to checking, he added.
That apart, flying squads, surprise squads, and surveillance teams have been intensified, Jethwa said.
Flying squads will undertake surprise enforcement activities, he added.
The ADGP (Law & Order) said that the categorization of each and every booth and deployment of forces therein has been reviewed.
He said to further strengthen enforcement activities orders have been issued for the deployment of additional 10 platoons of force for election duty.
They will be deployed from tonight, he added.
Jethwa said that they are confident of conducting the poll without the occurrence of any untoward incident by maintaining a strong police presence.
DIG (STF) J N Pankaj and Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh were present during the review.