Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Security Alert! Every counting centre in Delhi to have 1,000 police personnel
Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: As the election commission gears up for general election counting, security has been beefed up in and around counting centres in the seven parliamentary constituencies of the national capital. As many as 1000 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed at every counting centre along with one company from the CAPF and one company from the Delhi Armed Police.
Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: As the election commission gears up for general election counting, security has been beefed up in and around counting centres in the seven parliamentary constituencies of the national capital. As many as 1000 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed at every counting centre along with one company from the CAPF and one company from the Delhi Armed Police. The deployment of security personnel for May 23, when the results of the Lok Sabha polls will be declared, has been made in accordance with the guidelines of the Election Commission. "Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the reception-cum-counting centres," the Delhi Police said, in a statement.
The security at EVM strongrooms comprises three layers -- the outer cordon, middle cordon and inner cordon, an official from the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer's office told PTI. The inner cordon will have personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force, the middle layer has personnel from the Delhi Armed Police and the outer layer has personnel from the district police. The outer cordon will begin 100 metres away from the counting centre, middle layer at the entrance followed by the inner layer.
The official confirmed that while Northeast, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, East and Northwest parliamentary constituencies will see deployment of 800-1100 police personnel, there will be more personnel deployed at the counting centres in the West Delhi and South Delhi constituencies. The security was beefed up in South Delhi after Aam Aadmi Party's letter to the Election Commission urging them to provide additional security at the counting centre in South Delhi, alleging that political opponents plan to manipulate EVMs ahead of the announcement of poll results on May 23.
The counting centre for Chandni Chowk constituency is SKV Bharat Nagar; for South Delhi it is Jijabai Industrial Training Institute for Women, August Kranti Marg, Siri Fort; and the Integrated Institute of Technology, Dwarka, is the counting centre for West Delhi. The counting of votes for Northwest Delhi seat will take place at DTU, Shahbad Daulatpur; for Northeast Delhi at ITI Nand Nagari; for New Delhi at NP Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, Gole Market; and the Badminton Court at the CWG Village will be the centre for East Delhi.
The statement said that apart from the police personnel, special branch and PCR have also been pressed into service for crowd control around counting centres and to meet any contingency. The Delhi police will work in three shifts on May 23 - 6 am to 2 pm, 2pm to 10 pm and if the results are not out by 10 pm, there will be police personnel deployed even after that.
Security arrangements have also been made for the victory procession that will start once the results are out.
The counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections 2019 will start at 8 am on Thursday and the results can be declared on Thursday night or Friday morning. All the major exit polls have predicted a win for the BJP-led NDA, which means that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to retain power.