DGP reviews security arrangements for elections

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Chandigarh, May 17 (UNI) Punjab DGP NPS Aulakh today exhorted the field officers to ensure effective security arrangements for fair and peaceful conduct of coming Amritsar (South) Assembly constituency and Panchayat elections in the state.

He was presiding over a high level meeting of all ADGs, IGs Zonal, DIGs Ranges and Senior Superintendents of Police to review the security arrangements for elections.

The DGP pointed out that the few incidents of violence witnessed in recently held Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections could have been averted by making more efficient security arrangements and quick response to the site of confrontation.

He said adequate additional police force would be provided to the district police administration and they should also make efforts at their own level to withdraw police personnel attached to different protectees to have their sufficient reserves for strengthening patrolling duties as well laying nakas.

Mr Aulakh categorically said there should be no complacency on the part of district police administration in tackling any law and order problem during elections and in case of any failure the concerned district police chief would be held responsible.

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