Rashmi Ranjan

A three-tier security cover will be put in place in and around the Odisha Assembly in view of the Budget Session beginning February 21, said Odisha DGP Sunil Bansal on Monday.

Reviewing the security arrangements at the Assembly with the Twin City police Commissioner and other senior officials of the police, DGP Bansal said all necessary arrangements have been made to prevent any kind of untoward incident near the Assembly.

“A three-layer security arrangement has been made for the Budget Session of the Assembly. The inside cordon will be looked after by the special branch, while the Commissionerate Police is looking after the outer and inner cordons,” the DGP said.

“Five control rooms have been set up which will operate round the clock,” Bansal added.

Speaking on the security arrangements, Twin City Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi said, “About 30 platoons of police force, two DCPs, 10 additional DCPs, 11 ACPs, 13 IICs, 1000 ASIs will be deployed during the Budget Session of the State Legislative Assembly.”

“We are in continuous liaison with the State Intelligence department to minimise the self-immolation bids during the Assembly session. Besides, we have enhanced security arrangements at the protesting site- Lower PMG Square ahead of the Budget Session,” the Twin City Police Commissioner informed.

Meanwhile, Odisha Assembly Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha chaired an all-party meeting for the smooth functioning of the House ahead of the session. The all-party was organised at the new conference hall of the Assembly.

It is worthwhile to mention here that, the House might witness uproarious scenes over Minister Naba Das' murder case and alleged deteriorating law and order situation in the State.

(Reported by Alok Mohanty and Harihar Chand, OTV)