For the counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections on May 23, Uttarakhand police has tightened the security arrangements in the state as well as at all 13 counting stations. To make sure that no one takes law in their hands, only people who have been issued pass will be allowed to enter the counting site. The counting site will be secured by three layered arrangement comprising both central and district forces.
Director General, Law and Order, Ashok Kumar said on Monday, “Counting centres have been made in all 13 district headquarters in the state. The three layered system of security will be in place. Paramilitary forces are already stationed with the EVMs. For the security of counting centres, an inner cordon will be stationed at the place where the tables are kept. Then an outer cordon will be placed outside the campus.”
Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nivedita Kukreti said, “Three layered security arrangement will be put in place at the Maharana Pratap Sports College. In the innermost circle paramilitary forces will be stationed, second layer will be of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and the third layer will consist of local police.”
It is pertinent to mention here that in counting of votes from Assembly Sections Dharmpur, Doiwala and Rishikesh that come under Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency and Rajpur Road, Raipur, Dehradun Cantt, Mussoorie, Vikasnagar and Chakrata from Tehri constituency will be held at Maharana Pratap Sports College in Dehradun.