The police took out a flag march here on Thursday to instil confidence in the people on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections.
Over 500 local policemen, personnel from the Armed Reserve, Tamil Nadu Special Police and Central Industrial Security Force and recruit police constables, led by the Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Mittal, marched through busy localities of the town.
Beats and patrols have been intensified as a precautionary measure to ensure free and fair polls. Adequate police force has been mobilised for providing bandobust during the election.
A total of nine bootleggers and 1,454 persons, including 382 women prohibition offenders, have been detained and 115 non-bailable warrants were executed since the announcement of elections.
Twenty-two trouble mongers were identified and booked under preventive sections, says press release.The police so far registered 81 cases for the violation of model code of conduct. Mr. Mittal warned of stringent action against those indulging in anti-social activities and in poll offences.