A Full Proof Three-Tier Security Arrangement backed by CCTV Cameras for all EVMs and VVPAT Machines in Haryana

Chandigarh, May 13 – Haryana Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Mr Navdeep Singh Virk said that a full proof three-tier security arrangement backed by CCTV cameras has been put in place for all EVMs and VVPAT machines used in polling after peaceful conduct of General Parliamentary Election across the state.

          Mr Virk said that EVMs and VVPAT machines brought to the designated strong rooms from all polling stations where Police and paramilitary personnel will guard the rooms under round the clock vigil.

          Detailing about the three-tier arrangements, he said that in the first layer, Central Armed Police Forces are deployed near the strong rooms, Haryana Armed Police personnel posted in second layer and district police personnel are manning the outer layer. He said that 90 strong rooms have been established at 38 locations with 24×7 tight security and CCTV surveillance to ensure the safety of EVMs and VVPAT machines.

          Mr Virk said that Haryana Police throughout the election season kept the information flowing about police deployment or recoveries. The idea was to reassure the citizens of its presence and create a fear in the minds of those planning any disruption, he added.

          He also commended the all officers and jawans of State Police and other security forces who had worked tirelessly for ensuring free, fair and peaceful election across the state.

          It may be mentioned here that EVMs kept in strong rooms in the state will be opened on May 23 for counting.

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