Bengaluru: Police personnel deployed at the Idgah Maidan during a bandh called by Hindu organization activists demanding celebration of Hindu festivals and other activities, at Chamarajpet in Bengaluru on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Idgah Maidan has been mired in a land ownership dispute for some time now between the BBMP and the Wakf Board of Karnataka State. (Photo: Dhananjay Yadav/IANS)

Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) The Karnataka State Election Commission has made eloborate arrangements for the May 10 Assembly elections in the state. To ensure no untoward incidents take place, the commission is deputing 1.56 lakh police personnel across the state.

As many as 84,119 police officers from the state have been deputed and the rest are roped in from the neighbouring states.

According to a statement, 304 deputy superintendents of police (Dy SP), 991 inspectors, 20,601 sub-inspectors, and 650 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) would be deputed for the polling duty in the state.

The 650 CAPF companies would include 101 from the Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force (108), Central Industrial Security Force (75), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (70), Sashastra Seema Bal (75), Railway Protection Force (35), and 186 of the Special Armed Police.

In Bengaluru 16,000 police personnel have been deputed for election duties. They will be deployed to 7,916 polling booths and 1,907 hyper sensitive polling booths.