Security beefed up for civic polls
The Mumbai Police are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the BMC elections on Tuesday go off without a hitch.
While stray incidents of scuffles between workers of rival parties have dotted the weekend, the police are making sure that no untoward incident mars the polling process. The Home Guards, the QRT, the State Reserve Police Force and the Rapid Action Force platoons have already reached the city to aid the city police in ensuring a smooth law and order situation.
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Section 144 of the IPC is being implemented in a radius of 100 metres around the 7297 booths - this means people will not be allowed to assemble at these spots.
With an eye on suspected anti social elements expected to create trouble on election day, the police have restricted the activities of 3000 persons with a criminal background. 125 persons have been directed to stay off city limits. Over 1100 precautionary arrests have been made and warrants have been issued against 844 other persons. 18 illegal weapons have been seized, and 185 actions have been taken against those indulging in illegal liquor trade.