According to sources, over 7,000 personnel from Delhi Police and seven companies of paramilitary and central police forces have been guarding the centres from midnight. All centres have been put under CCTV surveillance. Reserve forces are also on standby to combat any unwanted incident.

Mumbai will witness three-tier security with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) being the first armed layer, followed by State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and the Mumbai Police.

According to sources, no parking vehicles will be allowed within 100 meters of counting centres. Barricades have been erected outside these centres to avert any disturbance among the activists of rival political parties.

A similar three-tier security has been allotted to the state by the Centre. Apparently, the whole process of counting would be videographed and District Electoral Officers have asked the magistrates to be strict and prompt in their action while dealing with any law and order problem.

Apart from beefed-up security at the counting centres all over India, security apparatus at the airport, railway and Metro stations have also been stepped up.


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