The Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements for Tuesday with more than 8,000 personnel deployed across 14 counting centres and adjoining areas.
According to sources, police have been asked to keep an eye on supporters of various parties congregating near the counting booths and prevent possible confrontation between workers of rival parties.
“Police have been asked to intervene wherever they see crowds swelling with a possibility of confrontation. After the results are announced, police have been asked to be extra cautious. The route taken by winning candidates will be watched as there is always the possibility of anti-social elements in rival parties provoking the crowd,” a senior police officer said.
Police have also set up pickets across all districts with two armed guards deployed at each. The CRPF and RAF too have been roped in and the riot control force will be on standby. “Three pickets in each district have been set up and personnel deployed. The SHOs of all the areas have been asked to have teams of three officers to patrol the areas,” the officer said.
“We have planned traffic diversions around counting centres to ensure smooth flow of traffic,” the officer said.