PU elections: Cops to use mobile cameras for security

  • Jyotsna Jalali, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 02, 2014 14:00 IST

This year, the UT police appear to want to take no chances. With four days to go for student council elections, the UT police have added another security measure: they will now use mobile cameras to record any untoward incidents.

“Policemen stationed at PU have been given with mobile cameras. While the campus is under CCTV surveillance, they do not cover the whole campus. Therefore, mobile cameras will be handy,” said DSP (Central) Ashish Kapoor.

Other security measures already in place include heavy deployment of police at PU and checking of vehicles entering the campus. Likewise, policemen-in uniforms as well as plain clothes-have been stationed at colleges across the city as a security measure.

“We are doing everything possible to make college violence free. The entire college is under surveillance,” DAV college principal BC Josan. The college has also banned the entry of outsiders until elections are over.

Meanwhile, campaigning gathers heat at colleges across the city. Despite a ban on it by most colleges, except DAV, stickers bearing the name of various student bodies could be seen on vehicles in many college campuses.

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