In Haryana, atleast 65 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) will be deployed with the State Police force to conduct polling in a free, fair and peaceful manner during General Elections to Lok Sabha-2019.

While disclosing this here today, Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava said that the Centre has already given its nod to give 65 companies to Haryana. Out of these, the first contingent of three companies of Border Security Force has already reached the state to help state police maintain law and order and two more companies would arrive very soon. The remaining companies of CAPF would reach Haryana after the fifth phase of polling. Apart from this, more than 50,000 cops of State Police force including Home Guards and Special Police Officers would also pressed into service to ensure proper law and order during election process in the state.

 Mr. Yadava said that preparations are going on at every level to ensure fair and incident free Lok Sabha elections in the state. District police chiefs have been asked to identify sensitive and hyper-sensitive booths in their respective areas. This exercise would be over in a couple of days. However, the sensitivity of a particular area keeps changing depending on the local law and order situation, factionalism and criminal activities taking place in the area. “Our teams are constantly monitoring each and everything. Prior to the polling, BSF along with the state police force are also conducing flag march in the districts to build a sense of confidence, trust and security among the voters,” he added.

He said that Haryana Police is constantly in touch with the police in neighbouring states too to ensure prevention of possible trespassing by criminals and other anti-social elements.

“We have got a list of around 400 proclaimed offenders, bail jumpers from neighbouring states who belong to Haryana. Our police teams are constantly conducting raids to nab these criminals and dozens are being arrested every day including bail jumpers, parole jumpers and proclaimed offenders. Apart from this, the Special Task Force (STF) is efficiently and effectively functioning to deal with the organized crime,” he added.

  He disclosed that based on intelligence and other inputs, Police have so far seized a total of 2,87,079 bottles of illicit liquor and more than 2920 kg narcotic substance including heroin, opium, poppy husk, ganja, smack and charas. Police teams also seized cash worth Rs. 76,42,540 since the Model Code of Conduct came into effect. He said that instructions have already been given for deposit of licensed weapons as a result of which 80,079 licensed arms have so far been deposited by the people in Police Stations across Haryana. In addition, Police has also seized 284 illicit and country made weapons and about 250 people have been arrested on the charges of possessing illegal weapons. 

Mr. Yadava urged people to come out fearlessly and ensure maximum participation in polling as the State Police administration have made elaborate arrangements for free, fair and peaceful elections in the state.

 It may be mentioned here that polling for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana will take place in sixth phase on May 12, 2019.


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I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).