Kolkata: Since the Centre has provided
just nine companies instead of the 50 sought, central forces
will be deployed in 144 of the 271 super sensitive booths for
the May 30 Kolkata Municipal polls here, a senior police
official said today.
"We had asked for 50 companies of central forces, but
are getting only nine. So, they will be mainly deployed in
super sensitive booths," Joint Commissioner of Police (Hqs),
Jawed Shamim said.
Among the 2655 booths in 792 premises 271 have been
declared super sensitive. Central forces will be deployed in
144 booths, Shamim said.
In the 144 booths there will be an officer, three
policemen, a sub-inspector, an ASI, two rifleman and two
constables of the Kolkata police.
In the remaining 127 super sensitive booths, where
Central forces could not be deployed, there would be four
riflemen, a sub-inspector, an ASI and two constables, he said.
There would be 200 police pickets, 83 patrols and
seven mobile teams besides mobile services of police stations.
Besides the central forces, there would be 16,000
policemen on duty, Shamim said.
Apart form five divisional deputy commissioners,
every three police stations would be under a Deputy
Commissioner assisted by an assistant commissioner, he said.
The Commissioner of Kolkata Police Goutam Mohan
Chakraborty held a meeting with all divisional deputy
commisioners of the metropolis to give final touches to the
police arrangements for the civic elections.