TN polls: Stringent security arrangements in counting centres

Police on Wednesday said stringent security arrangements have been made in four centres in the city were counting of votes of 17 assembly constituencies would be held on Friday.

Updated: May 11, 2011, 19:21 PM IST

Chennai: Police on Wednesday said stringent security
arrangements have been made in four centres in the city were
counting of votes of 17 assembly constituencies would be held
on Friday.

Each of the four counting centres in Loyola College, Anna
University, Queen Mary`s College - all in Chennai and Mohammad
Sathak Arts College in Sholinganallur will be manned under two
Deputy Commissioners (Sholinganallur will have one DC).
Talking to reporters here, Commissioner of Police T
Rajendran said 292 officers, 2150 other ranks, four central
para military companies, five Tamil Nadu Special Police
companies would be mobilised on that day.

The four counting centres will follow three-tier cordoning
system and would have over 45 frisking points in total. Only
observers, ROs, candidates, chief agents and the media are
permitted to carry mobile phones in the counting centres.
Each of the counting centres will have an Election
Control Room, a Media Centre and a Public Communication Room.

Sholinganallur in Kancheepuram district is the largest
constituency in Tamil Nadu with a voter strength of 3,40,615
voters.

PTI