Delhi Police Commissioner directs districts to reassess the critical polling premises according to EC criteria

The Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Tuesday presided over a crime review meeting in Delhi Police headquarters (PHQ) where a detailed discussion held regarding the upcoming Lok Sabha election in 2019.

In the meeting, he asked all 15 districts for a reassessment of the critical political premises as per the criteria of Election Commission of India.

Recently, The Delhi Police headquarters (PHQ) had asked all the districts to conduct proper checking in booths in their area where the previous elections were held and submit the report to them.

Police sources told that the districts had submitted a report on the critical premises in their respective areas. Out of 2,696 polling premises, 878 were categorised as critical polling premises.

“The police chief told districts to reassess the critical polling premises according to EC criteria. The number reported by the districts were on the higher side without justification,” sources said.

In Delhi Assembly election held in 2015, 741 polling premises were critical whereas, in the previous Lok Sabha Election, around 416 premises were categorised as critical.

Author: ElectionAdda