The Bengaluru police have implemented Section 144 across the entire district in order to prevent any untoward incidents. Additionally, traffic restrictions have been put in place in Bengaluru today due to the counting of votes for the Karnataka Assembly election 2023. As a part of the clampdown, there will also be a prohibition on the sale of alcohol in Bengaluru from 6 am on Saturday to 12 am on Sunday.
Five counting centres in Bengaluru would be surrounded by stringent security measures, the police announced in a statement. Votes from 32 Assembly seats will be counted in these five locations.
The counting of ballots for the K R Puram, Mahalakshmi Layout, Malleswaram, Hebbal, Pulakeshi Nagar, Sarvagnanagar, and C V Raman Nagar Assembly constituencies will take place at Mount Carmel College in Vasanthapura, under the supervision of the DCPs of the East and Central regions.
St. Joseph’s Indian High School, where the votes of the Anekal, Bangalore South, Mahadevapura, Byatranapura, Yelahanka, and Dasarahalli Assembly constituencies would be counted, will be under the supervision of DCPs Crime and Whitefield.
At Basavangudi’s BMS Women’s College, where the votes from the Shantinagar, Gandhinagar, Rajajinagar, Chickpet, Chamarajpet, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, and Shivaji Nagar Assembly constituencies will be counted, DCPs South and Command Centre will be in control.
The armed forces will be on alert from the morning of May 13 to the morning of May 14, in addition to the preventative measures. As part of the preparations, 12 CRPF contingents, 36 KSRP contingents, 10 DCPs, 15 ACPs, 38 police inspectors, 250 PSIs, 1,200 police officers, and the additional commissioner of police for the east and west will be deployed in the city. Additionally, a special patrol has been established at the border, and each sub-division has been given its own assistant commissioner of police.