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Slew of security measures for peaceful polls

Kolkata: Kolkata Police have made elaborate arrangements for the last phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Keeping the recent cases of huge amount of cash seizure in mind, several wings of the Kolkata Police have been instructed to keep a strict vigil across the city apart from general security arrangement.

According to Kolkata Police officials, there are 4,755 booths in 1,576 polling premises, which fall under the Kolkata Police jurisdiction.

To ensure the rights of the voters and prevent untoward incidents, it has been decided that there will be two Quick Response Team (QRT) in each police station's jurisdiction. These teams will be in place at strategic points in the area so that in case of emergency they can reach the spot in minimum time.

Also 274 sector mobile teams will ply across the city. To deal with any kind of clash and other problems, 53 Flying Squad Team and 60 Static Squad Team (SST) will be there to assist the other two groups. Apart from patrolling teams, there will be 180 police picket and 80 naka-checking points which will be made static throughout Sunday. There will also be a special Mobile Striking Force which would be led by Divisional Deputy Commissioners.

According to sources, normal security arrangements will be in place.

Apart from general Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS), Striking Force (SF) and River Patrol and Divisional Mobiles will be deployed usual.

Sensitive areas will be kept under strict vigil. Central Forces will reach the designated polling booths by Saturday afternoon.

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