Central Armed Police Forces Deployed in Punjab to Ensure Secure Lok Sabha Elections 2024

ByTV10 Punjab

Mar 9, 2024
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In a significant move to enhance security for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024, 25 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed in the state of Punjab. The deployment includes five companies from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 15 from the Border Security Force (BSF), and another five from the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

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Special Director General of Police (Special DGP) Law and Order, Arpit Shukla, revealed that the strategic deployment aims to ensure free, fair, and peaceful elections. These forces will be stationed in sensitive districts, with a focus on mapping and securing areas prone to potential unrest. Shukla emphasized the commitment of Punjab Police, led by DGP Gaurav Yadav, to conduct elections with utmost integrity.

To foster public confidence and control sensitive regions, Special DGP Shukla urged all CPs/SSPs to monitor anti-social elements in their respective jurisdictions. Additionally, he instructed flag marches to reassure the common people. The proactive measures underscore Punjab’s dedication to conducting elections securely, reflecting a collaborative effort between state police and CAPF.