City steps up security to safeguard EVMs

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2014 12:21 IST

As many as 1,804 electronic voting machines (EVMs), which will decide the fate of the 22 candidates in fray for the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat, have been kept under a three-layer security blanket at the Dronacharya Government College.

Gurgaon police have made elaborate arrangements to ensure no breach of security happens at the centre where the EVM machines are being kept.

More than 15 CCTV cameras are installed in the area and round-the-clock monitoring is done by a team of security personnel.

“As many as 100 police officials and BSF troops have been stationed. I visited the college on Friday; a multi-cordon security wrap is being ensured here,” said Alok Mittal, the Gurgaon commissioner of police.
Apart from the cops and the BSF personnel, a company of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) from Bhondsi has been deployed.

As part of the security measures, every person entering the area will be subjected to frisking and checking by security personnel.

Two metal-detector gates and two hand-held detector machines have been given to the police for frisking at the gates. No cell phones will be permitted inside the area.

The CCTV cameras are being monitored from a control room in the college itself and senior police officials are also taking rounds of the area in short intervals.

Five assistant commissioners of police and three inspectors are deployed at the control room to monitor the CCTV footage.

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