With the counting of votes scheduled to be held on Mar. 11, Dy. Commissioner Dr. Ramegowda held a meeting with Returning Officers, Assistant Returning Officers, Police Officials and other officers at his office yesterday morning.

The meeting discussed about the measures to be taken during counting of votes to be held at JSS Pharmacy College in Bannimantap, Maharani’s Arts and Commerce College on JLB Road and JSS College on Ooty Road.

This time, strict rules will be imposed wherein only the candidates and their agents will be allowed inside the counting centres. Once they enter the counting centres, they will not be allowed to go out until the counting process is completed and if they move out, they will be barred from entering the centres again.

The District Administration has also imposed restrictions on the entry of followers to the counting centres. Entry of the supporters within 100 mts. radius around the centres has been banned. This apart, carrying of cigarettes, match box and explosive materials into the counting centres has also been banned. Restrictions have also been imposed on the use of mobile phones and pens inside the counting centres.

Tight Security

Police Department will provide tight security at the counting centres. The department has deputed 300 Police personnel including officers to each centre under the supervision of DCP Basavaraj Malagatti.

The counting will be held from 8 am. The counting out of votes for Ward 1 to 19 and 21 will be held in JSS Pharmacy College; from Wards 20, 22 till 40 will be held at Maharani Arts and Commerce College and from Wards 41 to 65 at JSS College.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Naga Nayak, DCP (Law and Order) Basavaraj Malagatti, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh, Tahasildars and other officials were present in the meeting.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore