Police have so far received Rs. 50 million out of a total of Rs. 2.8 billion it has sought to provide protection for the upcoming local government polls.
Finding this advance payment inadequate, police headquarters has decided to ask the Election Commission for more funding.
Police said it needed Rs. 745 million to acquire vehicles, another Rs. 675 million for fuel and Rs. 500 million for the payment of allowances to its personnel on election duty.