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Three-tier security around Assembly to ward off picketers

Wed 16th Feb 2011 06:15 AM
Three-tier security around Assembly to ward off picketers
Three-tier security around Assembly to ward off picketers

Deputy Commissioner Of Police (Central Zone) Akun Sabharwal on Wednesday stated that three-tier security has been arranged at the state Assembly for its Budget Session which will begin on Thursday.

Talking to media persons after reviewing the security arrangements at Assembly premises, the DCP stated that the three-tier system, with six companies (with 80 personnel in each company) of CISF, BSF and CRPF would be used for maintaining law and order in the Assembly premises and to provide security to the Members.

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Dr Sabharwal revealed that the 850 personnel would include two Superintendents of Police, five Additional SPs, 11 ranked police officers, 24 CIs and 73 SIs. The security outside the Assembly premises would be taken care of by the city police.

The DCP said the city police would also be responsible for taking action on rallies, dharnas, padayatras organized in front of Assembly.

As part of preparing his men for the Session ahead, Dr Sabharwal alerted them to be vigilant and act tough on those who tried to picket the Assembly during the Budget Session.

Issuing strict guidelines to his staff, the DCP asked the cooperation of all Assembly Members and other staff to follow the guidelines to ensure that there is no security lapse and the House functions smoothly.

The Session will begin on February 17 and continue up to March 30.

Earlier, the upkeep of the security inside the Assembly was the responsibility of the APSP and the local police. However, the responsibility of security inside the premises was handed over to Central forces due to increased terror perception and the increase in the intensity of the separate statehood agitation.

The paramilitary forces would be deployed at both the entrance and exit of the Assembly. The security personnel are under strict instructions to allow vehicles inside the premises after thorough checking.