HYDERABAD: In the wake of the recent terror attack on a military school in Peshawar, the Hyderabad Central Zone Police are now urging educational institutes in the city to implement the guidelines of the Public Safety Enforcement Act, 2013.
Central Zone Police on Friday directed all the educational institutes under its jurisdiction to install CCTVs and metal detectors on the premises of their campuses. Though no deadline was set, the police said, appropriate action will be taken for delay in implementation of guidelines. VB Kamalasan Reddy, deputy commissioner of police, Central Zone, said that they were collecting information on safety measures at educational institutions and soon notices will be sent to those which will fail to meet the standards set by the Public Safety Enforcement Act, 2013.
“The institutes will be imposed penalty of `5,000 and `10,000 for violating first and second notices respectively. It can also lead to the seizure of institutes if they are found with poor safety measures after the two notices,” he added.
To sensitise the managements of institutions about the mandatory safety guidelines, police on Friday organised an awareness meet where a live demonstration of the explosion of low intensity bomb and the functions of metal detectors and CCTV were shown. When asked if these measures can prevent Peshawar like attacks, he replied, “Such attacks don’t happen just like that. We have effective intelligence branch to alert us before any such plans and we are well prepared to face them.”
As per the guidelines of Public Safety Enforcement Act, 2013, any place where more than 100 can gather at any point of the day is an ‘establishment’ and all such places must have high definition CCTV cameras to keep closer surveillance on them.