Rajasthan Polls: Authorities place heavy security for voting day in Jaipur

The Jaipur city police have made tighten the security arrangements for all 2,821 polling booths in the capital in a run-up to the Rajasthan Assembly Elections scheduled for Friday.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Nitin Deep Blaggan told media that one constable each would be deployed at polling booths. “At clusters where one building has more than one polling booth, there will be additional force deployed. While the flying squads will keep a vigil in their earmarked areas, he added.

Moreover, Highly trained commands of Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) will stand guard in all nine constituencies on the polling day in Jaipur.

In addition to the Quick Response Teams, Static Surveillance Teams (SST) will also a vigil in all constituencies of the city. There are about 75 polling booths which have been marked as “sensitive” by the authorities. Those 75 Polling Booths will be deployed with Additional police protection.

The police also said that the city police control room (PCR) will have a sufficient number of police squads at their disposal. “In events where PCR receives a distress call, they will have a fleet ready to move accordingly,” Blaggan said.

Presently, a “category A” patrolling remains in place in all 58 police station areas of the city. These cops are instructed to carry their service weapons during patrolling. In addition, officials are also been instructed to wear bullet-proof vests and travel in bullet-proof vehicles.

The police will also deploy its best shooters during ‘A grade’ or high-alert patrolling. “Each police station has at least five such trained shooters.

Rajasthan is among five states going for Polls before Lok Sabha Elections. The counting of votes will take place on December 11 along with other state assembly elections.

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