Reoprt;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,15/03/19:With elections drawing closer, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sharma Friday reviewed preparedness of security forces law and order, crime and other related electioneering issues with the SPs and Range IGP to ensure peaceful polls in south Odisha at the conference hall of IGP,(SR),Behampur.
It was the first full-fledged meeting on the eve of forthcoming General Election in Berhampur.A threadbare discussion was held with the all District Superintendent of Police under the southern range.
DGP asked the SPs to assess the booths and make vulnerability mapping of the booths and critical polling stations basing on the past incidents of violation, political rivalries, booth capturing etc during 2014 general election .
He also asked the SPs to start the confidence building with the PUBLIC-POLICE and exercises in the Districts, so as to create a friendly and fearless environment before the election.
There will be several meeting; rallies and VVIP visits safety of the candidates in the Districts are expected during electioneering. DGP instructed the SPs to be fair and judicious while granting permission for the purpose.
“All necessary steps should be taken to ensure that the election is conducted peacefully in a smooth manner without any untoward incident,” Sharma said.
Necessary measures for transportation and movement of election materials including electronic voting machines (EVMs) were also discussed.
Among Senior police officials RP,Koche,ADG,(Operation),Sanjeev Panda,IGP,L&O,Sunil Ray, Director, Intelligence, Ghanshyam Upadhya,IG,SIW,,IG,SR,Yatindra Koyal.Pinak Mishra,SP,Berhampur,Brijesh Ray,SP,Ganjam,Prateek Singh,SP,Kandhaamal,Ms Sara Sharma,SP,Gajapati and Sudhanshu Sekhar Mishra SP,Boudh attended the meeting.