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Collector orders for tight security for elections

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
By A Staff Reporter

With the serious consideration of possibilities of any eventuality that may occur during the elections of Thane Zilla Parishad, the District Collector and Election officer have ordered for tight security as well as the drive against illegal liquor trades.

The Zilla Parishad (ZP) and Panchayat Samittee (PS) Elections are being held on February 07, 2012 in Thane District. According to the information from the collector office, there will be 2903 booth and 17,87, 997 voters. The counting has been held on February 08, 2012.

Collector office has received 442 nominations for 66 seats for Zilla Parishad Elections and 956 nominations for 132 seats for Panchayat Samittee elections. Since these elections are taking place before the municipal elections, the officials have paid serious attention to avoid any eventuality in these elections.

A.L. Jarhad, the District Collector of Thane informed that there will be tight security arrangement during the Zilla Parishad election. The collector further informed that 160 police officers along with around 2,500 police constables and Home Guards will be deployed for the bandobust during the elections. In addition to that three platoons of state reserved police comprising 100 policemen in each platoon would be deployed.

Jarhad has directed the State Excise Dept to deploy special squad at various check posts in the Thane district collectorate territory including Dahisar check post to ensure no illegal liquor coming in the entire territory. “State Excise in last month seized 25 vehicles loaded with foreign and country liquor bottles coming from Daman of Gujarat State,” the collector said. He also warned that the drive will be continued further.

Jarhad has directed Thane Rural Police to take appropriate actions against all anti social elements like slum lords, on record criminals and the persons having criminal background to ensure no trouble during election process. “Such elements will be booked under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA) if necessary,” the collector added.

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