1,200 police personnel deployed for safety, ahead of counting of votes in Cuddalore district
Elaborate preparations have been put in place for counting of votes polled in 9 meeting constituencies throughout 4 counting centres in Cuddalore district on May 2. Counting of votes polled in Cuddalore and Kurunjipadi can be taken up on the Government Periyar Arts College, Cuddalore, whereas votes polled in Thittakudi (Reserved) and Vriddhachalam meeting constituencies can be counted at Kolanjiappar Arts College at Vriddhachalam.
The counting centres for Panruti and Neyveli can be on Anna University campus in Panruti whereas the counting of votes for Chidambaram, Bhuvanagiri and Kattumannarkoil (Reserved) can be taken up in Government Arts College in B. Mutlur. The counting would start at 8 a.m. Postal votes can be counted on the Returning Officers’ desk at 8 a.m. and counting of votes in the EVMS would start instantly after that. Fourteen tables have been organized for every constituency. For each desk, there can be a supervisor, an assistant and a micro observer, and all of the 14 tables can be monitored by way of CCTV cameras.
According to SP M. Sree Abhinav, greater than 1,200 police personnel, led by three Additional Deputy Superintendents of Police and 12 DSPs, had been deployed for safety. The first tier situated at 100 metres was being guarded by the native police. The inside safety was being supplied by Central Armed Police Forces whereas the outer periphery can be below the management of the Tamil Nadu Special Police.
The votes polled in Gingee, Mailam, Tindivanam (Reserved), Vanur (Reserved), Villupuram, Vikravandi and Tirukoyilur can be counted at seven centres.