Pune to have 7,258 polling booths for LS elections
Pune district will have as many as 7,258 polling booths for the Lok Sabha elections, with 2.14 lakh voters.
At a special meeting held to review the law and order situation ahead of the elections, the Pune District Collector Saurabh Rao said that 1,535 non-bailable warrants have been issued, 2,808 licensed arms have been deposited, 15 illegal arms and ammunitions have been seized and nearly 1.26 lakh litres of liquor has been recovered.
The total value of seized illegal arms, ammunition and liquor has been put at Rs 2.46 crore.
The committee meeting also highlighted that there were as many as 2,612 people against whom cases have been registered under CrPC. “We have taken interim bonds from 303 people and final bonds from 17 under Section 107 of CrPC. We have taken action against as many as 2,469 people under preventive laws,’’ said the collector.
He said he had written to the state government urging it to allow river bed area for election rallies after a demands from political parties. “We have forwarded the request to the revenue department and they should reserve the ground for the purpose,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the final list of voters would be out by March 22. Besides 7,117 polling booths, there will be additional 141 auxillary booths in Pune.
Rao said they have got the guidelines for social media monitoring. Detailed guidelines of 2004 have been given and monitoring will be done accordingly, he added.