Following the blast outside the Delhi High Court in the first week of September and recovery of explosives from Ambala thereafter, the Delhi Police conducted a security audit of the district courts at Saket and proposed a complete revamp of security.
To start with, the police will install CCTV cameras in the court complex on temporary basis before a permanent system can be put into place.
“After the terrorist attack on the high court, we were asked to conduct a security review of the Saket courts. We held several meetings with the concerned judicial officer and have proposed a number of measures to improve security,” said a senior police officer of south district.
Sources said the police have also segregated the entry of lawyers, judges and visitors.
“There was a plan to install CCTV cameras permanently, but it will take time. So we have decided to hire a private company to install the cameras on a temporary basis. Apart from this, we have installed door frame metal detectors at every gate and have placed orders for baggage X-ray scanners to be placed at every entry point,” the officer added. Currently the baggage is checked manually.
Police have also proposed other security equipment such as under vehicle scanner and tyre deflators.
“The number of people coming to court everyday is huge. We have intensified security checks on cars and visitors till we get the latest gadgets,” the officer further said.
Police have also banned parking of visitor vehicles inside the court complex.
Lawyers and judges will also be given special stickers to enter the basement parking. “Parked cars are one of our main concerns and we have asked the concerned body to give visitors parking space outside the court. Only lawyers and judges’ cars will be allowed inside,” he added.