The By-election for Amritsar South Assembly Constituency was completed peacefully on 22.05.2008. Not a single incidence of violence was reported from anywhere in the entire Constituency as well as the entire district. The process of poll concluded smoothly and peacefully because of the elaborate police security arrangements. The entire district was sealed by the police for the peaceful conduct of the poll. The arrangements were made by the police under the direct supervision of the District Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.
The Police played a proactive role to ensure free, fair and impartial elections which is treated as an example in the history of Amritsar. The role of Amritsar Police has been highly appreciated by the citizens for putting all speculations of large scale violence and booth capturing to rest.
For free and fair election more than 2000 cops of district police, 3 companies of commandos and 110 personal of paramilitary forces were deputed. All the police personal deployed on election duty were briefed personally by the district police chief for fair and impartial election. All the police personnel remained vigilant during the whole election process to avoid any eventuality.
Keeping in the view the sensitivity of the Constituency the district police chief remained in the Constituency to take the stock of the situation. A good turn out was reported from the all the polling booths setting a good example of democracy. The district police is thankful to the citizens of Amritsar for their extensive support and co-operation provided for peaceful conduct of the poll.
On the very next day SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh awarded commendation certificates to the police officers for playing key role in the peaceful conduct of elections. Around 1000 cops participated in this simple and impressive award ceremony in Amritsar Police Line.