New Delhi, Feb 6: Security in Delhi will be very high for polling day with Intelligence Bureau officials suggesting the possibility of violence in this hard fought elections. [Delhi assembly election 2015 special coverage]
The Delhi Police will deploy at least 55,000 police personnel across Delhi to ensure that polling goes off smoothly.
The police personnel along with central forces will guard the 2,500 odd polling booths. There has been a steep increase of security personnel when compared to the last years elections.
Last year during the Delhi polls, there were 35,000 police personnel on guard to ensure that the process went off smoothly. However this time around the number has gone up by 20,000.
Polls booths to be cordoned off:
Security services will be pressed into service at least 6 hours before polling starts. All the booths will be cordoned off 6 hours before the polling process commences.
In addition to the Delhi police personnel there would be at least 6000 home guards and para military forces on guard. There are around 400 critical and 92 hyper sensitive booths in Delhi which will have high security.
Commandoes and CCTVs:
In addition to the police personnel and the home guards commandos would also be pressed into service. All the booths will be monitored by CCTVs.
There will be at least 8 companies of the CISF on polling day and three of them will guard the electronic voting machines.
There is also tight security along the Delhi border. While this is being done to ensure that no illegal activity takes place, the police would also check if cash and liquor is being brought in during the elections.