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Blast fallout: High Court turns fortress

delhi Updated: Oct 07, 2011 00:34 IST
Harish V Nair
Harish V Nair
Hindustan Times
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Delhi High Court has become a virtual fortress with unprecedented security measures in place after the September 7 blast. The authorities are in the process of implementing a slew of security measures, including installation of 49 CCTV cameras, which had been hanging fire for many years.

While CRPF has been handed over security inside the court premises, Delhi Police is on strict vigil outside.

A three-layered security net has been enforced at the court complex, with litigants frisked at three places. It has been made mandatory for litigants seeking an entry pass to submit a photocopy of their identity card.

Work has already begun on installing 49 CCTV cameras on the periphery of the court. AS Chandiok, President, Delhi High Court Bar Association told HT: “CCTVs will be in place in a month. Security is being dealt with well. But there is some chaos as many lawyers and all litigants have to park their vehicles at a distance, since parking just outside the court is banned. But these are teething troubles and will be solved once the multi-level parking lot is commissioned in two months.”

With parking outside the court banned, only cars with the latest High Court Bar Association stickers are being allowed inside.

An alternate parking lot has been provided for lawyers and litigants at Bhairon Marg and India Gate from where DTC buses are offering service to the court. Chandiok said there is also a plan to increase — from one to three — the number of counters issuing passes to litigants.

“Now there is only one counter with so much rush. It is a security threat. Two more counters are being planned,” he said.