Flying squads set up to ensure peaceful Har polls: DGP

Chandigarh, Sep 17: Flying squads and special surveillance teams have been constituted to ensure peaceful conduct of the assembly polls in Haryana, due next month, a top police official said today.

Director General of Police, S N Vashisth, presiding over a meeting of senior police functionaries, gave necessary directions to ensure free, fair and peaceful conduct of assembly elections in the state. Besides, he also directed to ensure strict compliance of the model code of conduct, according to an official release here.

Vashisth said that security arrangements have been tightened along the border areas adjoining neighboring states.

"Also, directions have been issued to nab the proclaimed offenders. Apart from this, paramilitary forces would be deployed on the sensitive and hyper-sensitive polling booths in the state," he added.

The DGP also directed all the in-charges of polices stations to ensure that holders of licensed arms deposit their weapons at the concerned police stations at the earliest. Haryana goes to polls on October 15.


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