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PHQ writes to districts over improper functioning of election cells

PHQ writes to districts over improper functioning of election cells
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New Delhi: Delhi Police Election Cell at Police Headquarters (PHQ) has written to the districts regarding the improper functioning of districts election cells. Meanwhile, top police officials of Delhi-NCR held an inter-state coordination meeting. The officials discussed security preparation related to forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Sources told Millennium Post that the letter written by ACP (election cell) told districts that it has come to notice that some of the Districts' Election Cells are not functioning with designated staff as ordered by their respective district DCPs due to which proper information and reports are not being received in PHQ causing undue delay in disposing of timed references.

"Besides when called to clear some doubts and to explain certain issues, instead of in-charge election cell, some officials not acquainted with matter were sent who either did not understand the matter or failed to apprise the in charge election cell of respective district, were the content of the letter," sources said adding that this shows that working of election cell in the districts is not being monitored by the in-charges of Election cells, which needs to be taken seriously.

Sources said, "the letter further stated that it is, therefore, requested that concerned in-charges of election cells of your respective district may be directed to monitor the functioning of election cell and dispose of the election-related matters. Further, a list of officials with their rank and mobile numbers who are actually performing duties in election cell will be sent to PHQ.

The city police districts had recently sent a report to Delhi Police headquarters (PHQ) regarding the criminal cases reported during the general elections in the year 2014.

In an interstate meeting held on February 19, officers from 10 city police districts and from Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat, Jhajjar and Gautam Budh Nagar participated.

"Movement of musclemen, smuggling of liquor, contraband items, money, election-related printed material, firearms/weapons, deposition of licensed firearms as per the guidelines of ECI and execution of pending NBWs were the issues discussed," sources said.

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