New security guidelines for business centres

In the wake of bomb blasts at the Delhi High Court, Home Minister R Ashoka said here on Thursday that the business establishments would have to comply with these guidelines, which would be issued in 10 days.

After a review meeting with top officers of the department, he said the police stations would issue guidelines to the establishments in their respective jurisdiction.

Action will be initiated against those who do not adhere to the new rules, he said.

As a precautionary measure, IT companies, major industries, business establishments, especially gold and diamond jewellery stores, will come under these guidelines.

Police keeping vigil

Ashoka said the government buildings, courts, reservoirs, busy places like bus stops, railway stations, markets and private installations are already under police vigil.
Chief Justice J S Khehar had given the department some suggestions on tightening security around the High Court and Sessions Court, he said.

“Directions have been given for immediate installation of CCTV cameras around the court, while separate entry points will be created for judges, lawyers and civilians,” he added.
Permission will not be given for parking within the High Court premises, while the basement parking will only be for vehicles of judicial officers.

Commando troupe

Ashoka said the commandos being trained by the State government on the lines of National Security Gaurds (NSG) have completed their training, and around 80 of them were set to take up assignments.

The commandos will visit the High Court and Vidhana Soudha apart from other places to prepare themselves for emergency situations, Minister Ashoka said.

Presently, the commandos will be based out of Bangalore, while efforts are on to set up similar squads in other districts, including Gulbarga, Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad and Mangalore.

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