BHUBANESWAR: In the wake of attack on a State Government employee inside the Secretariat here on Saturday, the Police Commissionerate has taken fresh measures to beef up security at the building.
As per the new guidelines, visitors would be allowed entry into the Secretariat only through gate number-IV, which is adjacent to the reception centre. Security personnel deployed at gate have been equipped with hand-held frisking devices to check all visitors individually before allowing them to enter the campus.
The Police Commissionerate is planning to set up two check posts at the Secretariat for entry of vehicles. This apart, the visitors’ entry pass system would be regulated and security personnel deployed at the gate have been directed not to allow anybody who uses a single pass more than once, Police Commissioner Dr RP Sharma said.
A metal detector installed inside the Secretariat building was found to be defunct as it was unable to indicate the presence of any sharp weapon for which the youth had taken a knife and threatened the private secretary of a special secretary ranked officer.
ACP in-charge of the Secretariat security has been instructed to get the metal detector repaired immediately. A baggage scanner will soon be installed near the visitors’ gate, Dr Sharma added.