Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Commissionerate police have tightened the security measures for the monsoon session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly starting in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

As part of the security arrangement, armed Special Operations Group (SOG) jawans have been deployed for the first time.

Police DG Sunil Bansal today reviewed the security measures taken ahead of the monsoon session.

As there are possibilities of agitations by teachers and many other organisations during the monsoon session, elaborate security arrangements have also been made at Gandhi Marg in Bhubaneswar.

“As many as 30 platoons of security forces have been provided to the Commissionerate Police to maintain law and order during the monsoon session of Odisha Assembly. Apart from it, they have also mobilised their own forces. The entire security arrangement will be under the direct supervision of Bhubaneswar DCP,” said Police DG Sunil Bansal.

“I have reviewed the entire security arrangement today. Chief of Intelligence and other senior officials briefed me about the security arrangements. We are fully confident that the session will be completed without any hassle,” he added.

“Taking into account the security of Assembly and the law and order situation during the monsoon session, tight security arrangement has been made. As many as 30 platoons of forces and 125 officers have been engaged in the three-tier security arrangement of the Assembly like access control, peripheral security and gate security,” said Commissioner of Police Saumendra Priyadarshi.