60,000 cops, 845 CAPF companies deployed for final phase of UP polls

More than 60,000 police officers and 845 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will be deployed in the seventh and final phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls on Monday, officials said.

In the seventh phase, voting is offered in 54 constituencies spread across nine districts – Chandauli, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Mau, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Bhadohi and Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Police said in a statement.

Voting will take place in 12,205 polling stations and 23,535 voting booths in 177 police stations, he said.

Among them are 28 constituencies of Pindra, Rohaniya, Sewapuri, Shahganj, Malhani, Madiyahun, Kerakat, Machhlishahr, Badlapur, Mungarabadshahpur, Jaunpur Sadar, Jafrabad, Mohammadabad, Jamnian, Saidpur, Zahoorabad, Saidraja, Chakia, Azamgarh, Phulpur Powai, Didarganj , Mau Sadar, Gyanpur, Ajra, Shivpur, Varanasi North, Varanasi South, Varanasi Cantonment have been kept in the vulnerable category, police said.

A total of 701 localities were marked as vulnerable in the seventh phase, while 3,359 polling stations were considered critical, police said in a statement.

During the seventh phase, 78 pink booths (women’s huts) were set up to encourage women to vote, and 12 female inspectors or sub-inspectors and 216 constables or chief constables were deployed, he said.

In accordance with the instructions of the Electoral Commission, all 12,205 polling stations will be covered by the CAPF. For the seventh phase, Uttar Pradesh received 845 CAPF companies, he said.

According to officials, a CAPF company typically has an operational force of around 70 to 80 people.

Of these, 778 companies were contracted for stand service and six companies were contracted for EVM security service. The others were given public order duties and posts on international and interstate barriers, according to the statement.

Similarly, he added, the duties of 6,662 inspectors or sub-inspectors and 53,424 police chiefs or constables of Uttar Pradesh Police have been fixed, as well as those of 19 Gendarmerie companies. provincial army.

Uttar Pradesh police said 65,987 licensed weapons had been deposited with them ahead of assembly elections. A further 34 licensed weapons have been seized and 169 weapons have had their licenses revoked since the day the code of conduct came into effect in the nine seventh phase constituencies, he added.

Taking into account the possibility of a breach of peace during the elections, 41,227 preventive actions were taken against 4,20,389 people, he said.

Police said they also seized 1,010 illegal weapons and 881 cartridges during the destruction of three illegal arms factories.

So far, a total of Rs 2.25 crore in cash, illicit alcohol worth Rs 4 crore and narcotics worth Rs 3.17 crore have been seized ahead of the election in the area, according to the police statement.

So far, 71 cases of admitted offenses and 68 cases of unacknowledged offenses have been registered for violation of the code of conduct in these districts, while 17 cases have been registered for violation of the election guidelines, says the report.

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