First Time Kolkata Police Deployed In Phase-6 Election Duty


Kolkata: Finally, Kolkata police got the election duty. Centre has decided to step up security in West Bengal for the eight seats going to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday. About two thousand police were sent to the district to tackle the vote. Among them, along traffic police also have.

All ad hoc commandants and Company Commanders of CAPFs have been briefed by senior officers about the sensitivity of the constituencies and other issues. Besides presence of forces at all polling booths and the mandatory Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs), 547 Quick Action Teams (QATs) and 108 additional QATs have been instructed to be on the move.

The sources said that QATs have been briefed “to be on wheels” in their designated areas and ensure immediate action whenever they receive any complaint from the district polling official, polling magistrate, voters, candidates or the control room.

QATs and additional QATs will be in touch with each other to ensure prompt and effective action without loosing much time, they said, and added that heads of the teams have been asked to report the action taken immediately.

According to Lalbazar sources, the Kolkata Police force did not have to do any other duty of duty in the Lok Sabha elections till the fifth phase. But on Thursday they leaved for Tamluk, kanthi for election duty.