Jamshedpur : In view of the Assembly elections, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Kolhan) Mohammed Nehal on Wednesday presided a high-level meeting of senior cops from Odisha and Bengal along with superintendents of police of different districts at Tata auditorium to review the law and order situation.
Sources informed that during the four-hour long meeting, Nehal focussed on issues like law and order situation in three districts, the sensitive booths in these districts, status of naxal activities and also the position of police as well as the para-military forces there.
An official said that necessary arrangements will be made for deployment of forces in the division for the smooth conduct of polls. There was no dearth of police personnel during elections. He added that checkpoints across district would be tightened. The police are fully geared up for the elections and all measures would be been taken to ensure free and fair elections.
Revealing about the meeting, the DIG, Kolhan said that today’s meeting was called to review the administrative preparedness for holding the elections here in the Kolhan.
Speaking about naxal threat perception, Nehal said that as all the three districts are naxal infested, special discussion was held on the intensity of the rebel problems in the district concerned.
“We have decided that the political leaders who will be campaigning for their respective candidates in the fray will be provided special security covers if venturing into the naxal area.
The safety and security of the political leaders along with the voters is indeed a serious matter that requires much attention during the elections and police administration is working in this direction,” said a senior police official.
Nehal informed that the joint meeting with the police of bordering West Bengal and Odisha was held so that movement of the criminals as well as the naxals can be monitored effectively.
The meeting was attended by superintendents of police, NK Singh West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan district, and senior superintendent of police, East Singhbhum, Amol V Homkar.
Sources informed that with the announcement of the date for the elections, the district administration has gone busy working out the security arrangements for the Maoist infested areas of the constituency.
The civil and police administration are jointly framing in the blue print for the safe and secure elections this time around.