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I-Day: SHOs asked to maintain records of anti-terror steps

New Delhi: As Independence Day is nearing, series of meetings are being held on regular basis regarding the security arrangements in the city. Recently, during a meeting between Delhi Police officers and Railway Protection Force (RPF), a discussion was held regarding safety and security at railway stations in the city.

Police sources said that station house officers (SHOs) were directed that every efforts and activity which are being undertaken to keep the safety and security at the railway station should be recorded systematically.

Police sources told Millennium Post that the meeting was taken by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railway) Dinesh Kumar Gupta with the SHOs and ACsP of GRP railway and RPF officers.

"Station house officers (SHOs) were told to maintain a separate register about the anti-terrorists measures taken by them for maintaining safety in railways jurisdiction," sources said.

Further in the meeting, discussion was held on CCTVs.

"Officers were told that it should be ensured that all CCTV cameras are functioning properly, SHOs were directed to deploy at least one staff (byname) round the clock. It was desired that all CCTV cameras must be working condition," sources said.

The senior officer in the meeting said, "Tall grasses grow up alongside railway station/ tracks need immediate cutting, as any terrorist , anti-social element may hide in the same."

The staff who is doing the checking, frisking duty should not carry a weapon, the other staff accompanying him should be armed and give proper cover during such checking.

Additional machan to be installed at the vital locations, crowded places for close surveillance. Staff should be deployed at machan. They should be specifically briefed about their duties and they should not burden with multitasking responsibilities.

"A coordinated plan be chalked out to conduct joint patrolling at railway stations. Joint patrolling of GRP& RPF personnel be carried out at all the railway stations, tracks and the record of such joint patrolling should be maintained properly," DCP told other officers in the meeting.

At the meeting, there was discussion regarding an entry gate which required to be closed immediately, as there is no access control, which is dangerous from the security point of view."

Announcement system at railway stations should be effectively utilized to make the passengers and public awareness about threats and danger to their safety & security," was one of the points in the meeting.

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