Lucknow, May 14 UNI | 2 months ago

Uttar Pradesh government has issued strict orders banning victory procession to maintain law and order for next fortnight in view of the Lok Sabha results to be declared on May 16 in 80 constituencies of the state.

"Victory procession is banned by the Election Commission and it should be enforced strictly," state chief secretary Javed Usmani said to all the District Magistrates(DMs) and Superintendents of Police(SPs) of 75 districts of the state in a video-conference here today.

The CS said the Central Para- Military Forces(CPMF) would be deployed in the state till May 18 without any hindrance while the PAC would be deployed till further orders.

"All the districts should maintain strict law and order after the results are declared and should take the assistance of the CPMF and other forces deployed in their respective districts," the CS said.

He said special security should also be provided to the VVIP politicians and candidates and the districts should maintain proper guidelines of the EC.

Talking about the arrangements to be made at the counting centres, Mr Usmani said officials should ensure that there was no crowd outside the counting centres where there will be three-tier security. "No vehicle should be allowed within 100 meters of the polling centre while barricading should be made at the entry and exit points and no one should be allowed to enter without valid passes," he said.

The CS also said alternative electricity arrangement should be made at the counting centres while an officer should be deployed in every district to brief mediapersons about the counting process.

State Director General of Police (DGP) Anand Lal Banerjee also addressed the district officials and directed them to spruce up their machinery to deal with any untoward incidents in the post-poll scenario.

Presently around over 23 companies of CPMF are deployed in the state to guard the Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs) stored in the strong rooms at 76 counting centres in the state.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)