Udupi, May 29, 2015 : Gram panchayat elections in Udupi district which will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m on Friday, is set to be in a orderly manner. Tight security arrangements have been made at 54 polling booths in Maoist areas in Udupi. K. Annamalai, Superintendent of Police, told presspersons here that there were 27 polling booths each in Maoist areas in Kundapur and Karkala taluks.
The SP stated there were reports of naxalites seen in Chikkamagaluru district last month and maximum security measures are in place and has visited all sensitive polling stations. At least 1,450 policemen and officers have been deployed for 837 polling booths in the district. This includes police personnel from Kerala, Bengaluru and Shivamogga. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the Home Guards were also part of the police security. Striking parties too were on standby. There was a tight vigil on hyper-sensitive booths in the district.