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L-G Baijal reviews police preparedness for Lok Sabha polls

L-G Baijal reviews police preparedness for Lok Sabha polls
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New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday reviewed preparedness of Delhi Police for General Elections — 2019. In the meeting, L-G told the police to focus on efficient control room management for timely redressal of complaints regarding violation of model code of conduct. According to Raj Niwas press statement, The L-G directed Delhi Police to take stern steps to check movement of illicit cash and liquor. He also desired that Delhi Police should focus on efficient control room management for effective and timely redressal of complaints regarding violation of model code of conduct. "L-G desired that the assessment of force requirement be meticulously done and MHA and other concerned agencies be suitably informed well in time," added the press statement.

He directed that a meeting is taken at the level of Chief Secretary with Commissioner of Police and other related agencies for ensuring that all the preventive measures are put in place well in advance in view of forthcoming General Elections — 2019. Delhi Police apprised him about the guidelines for pre-poll preventive measures such as review and assessment of all licensed arms holders and deposition of arms, persons released on bail, persons having history of criminal offences. It was informed that special drives against history sheeters, proclaimed absconders, fugitive criminals and illicit liquor shall be undertaken. Delhi Police also informed that with the announcement of the dates of the elections, it will intensify action against defacement of property, action against misuse of vehicles, action against misuse of loudspeakers and seizure of illicit cash.

It was further informed that the training of District senior officers including DCP is already going on. Delhi Police also informed that the inaugural meeting regarding Inter-State Coordination has been held. L-G directed that coordination with neighbouring states/districts be ensured for the free, fair and smooth election process.

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