Budget Session: Three tier security in place for Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the budget session for Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin tomorrow, police have placed a three-tier security cover in and around the State Assembly.

Reviewing the arrangements at the Assembly with Twin City police Commissioner and other senior officials of the police, DGP RP Sharma today informed that elaborate security has been put in place to prevent any kind of untoward incident near the Assembly.

“We have made adequate security arrangements as per the practiced scale which we have been following in last many sessions. We will have officers in plain clothes and Quick Reaction Team (QAT) officials to keep strict vigil inside the Assembly,” said Sharma

The DGP said, “Commissionerate Police has been provided with additional manpower resources so that they are able to deploy 30 platoons of armed police and nearly 100 police officers. Three control rooms have been set up while the Twin City Police have also been asked to tone up their intelligence collection system so that strict vigilance can be kept on anti-social elements and thwart any suspicious security threat.”

For armed intervention, two units of Special Operations Group (SOG) have also been roped in.

In view of the various agitations which are likely to come up during the ensuing session near the Assembly area, the DGP said agitators can stage their protest peacefully but they should not resort to any violent activities.

At the place of agitation, barricading has been done and CCTV cameras have also been installed.

The Police DG added that Traffic Police have been given additional support to ensure that the normal life is not hampered during the regulated traffic movement through the area during the session.