Tiruchirappalli (TPJ): Personnel of the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) have been deployed in Tiruchi, Perambalur and Ariyalur districts to assist the police and revenue officials in conducting checks in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections.
Of the RPSF personnel sent for security duty in central districts a few days ago, 16 men have been placed with Tiruchi city police, 83 with Tiruchi district police, 35 personnel with Perambalur police, and 56 with Ariyalur district police.
RPSF personnel have been posted at the check posts falling within the Tiruchi city limits to assist local police in checking vehicles and belongings of occupants.
They have been deployed at different check posts, including Karumandapam, Airport, Srirangam and Vayalur road check posts.
In neighbouring Ariyalur district, the personnel have been attached with the Flying Squad and Static Surveillance Teams under the District Collector.
Another group has been attached with the local police who have been carrying out surprise checks at different locations in the district to thwart illegal transportation of money and gift articles, sources said.
In Tiruchi district, the RPSF personnel have been attached with the Flying Squad and Static Surveillance Teams in all the sub divisions. In Perambalur, they have been posted at the check posts.