Winter session of Odisha Assembly: 3-level security system applied

Bhubaneswar: The police station has made elaborate security arrangements for the smooth running of the winter session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) from Wednesday. The security arrangements were investigated by the Director General of Police (DG) Abhay.

Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi said: “A three-level security system has been put in place at the Assembly premises.

The prohibition orders under Article 144 of the CrPC have been put in place on all roads connecting the Assembly to curb any unrest. Up to five control rooms have been set up at key locations to monitor the situation. In addition, a Rapid Action Team (QAT) and a Special Tactical Unit (STU) have been deployed.

No less than 120 senior officers have been appointed to monitor the situation inside and outside the premises of the Assembly in coordination with a special branch. About 30 police platoons were deployed with 6 additional SPs, 11 ACP, 13 inspectors, 62 officers, 20 traffic officers. The security of the Assembly will be the responsibility of Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash.

Two units of the Special Tactical Force, one unit of the Strike Force, the QRT team will be deployed for crowd management, violence and the announcement of a possible threat of attack.

The security system on the roof has been accentuated by increasing the number of video surveillance. Police station video surveillance, as well as 200 Smart City video surveillance systems, were installed around the premises.

It should be noted here that the winter session of the State Assembly will begin from December 1 to December 31. The winter session will have a total of 26 working days. The house will also meet every day except Sunday and December 25 (Christmas).

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