Bargarh: DGP Dr RP Sharma reviewed the poll preparedness in western Odisha at a meeting here on Thursday with senior CRPF and State police officials.
He held discussions regarding smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the region.
Strategies were chalked out to combat the increasing Maoist menace in Balangir and Bargarh districts ahead of the polls.
It was decided at the meeting that more CRPF personnel will be deployed in Maoist-infested areas to avoid any untoward incident before and during the elections.
The DGP urged the officers to keep a strict vigil on illegal flow of liquor and money and criminal activities in the region.