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Soon, Indian Museum to deploy CISF security

Kolkata: The Indian Museum is working towards deployment of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security. It may be mentioned that Victoria Memorial has already embraced CISF security from January this year.
Emptying the 42 line quarters located inside the premises of the museum was a tough job as it was occupied by museum staff
and their families.
However, with the initiative of museum director Rajesh Purohit, the staff have vacated the quarters. These will be converted into barracks for lodging of CISF jawans.
The museum authorities are yet to fix any deadline for the deployment.
According to sources in the museum, there will be as many as 57 CISF jawans who will be taking charge of the security.
This will entirely replace 49 personnel of a private agency and 3 ASI and 9 constables of Kolkata Police, who are presently in charge of the
museum's security.
The concern over security at Victoria
Memorial and Indian Museum was raised way back in 2004 by environmentalist Subhas Datta, after a Buddha sandstone bust was stolen from
the Indian museum.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had taken up investigation of the case but was unable to make any breakthrough.
The matter had gone to the Supreme Court, which had prodded the Centre for deployment of
CISF security at both Victoria Memorial and Indian Museum.
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