CCTV cameras to monitor BU campus

All the educational institutions sharing the Bangalore University campus have agreed on the setting up of police checkposts following the alleged gang rape of a student of National Law School of India University (NLSIU).

At a meeting convened by Bangalore University Registrar Mylarappa on Wednesday, it was decided that the main gate of the NLSIU would be closed by 7 pm and students would not be allowed to venture out without a reason after 7 pm.

It was decided to install security booths at the junction of the NLSIU and BU campuses. The varsity has also mooted a security booth near Gandhi Bhavan. The heads of all the institutions decided to urge the Police Commissioner to augment staff strength at Jnanabharathi station and ensure regular patrolling of the campus.

The security posts will note down the vehicle numbers and the identity of the visitors. The officials have also decided to install CCTVs at several junctions and put up caution notices for passersby.

The institutions will organise counselling for students on precautions to be taken while on the campus. Meetings between the police and heads of the institutions will be held at regular intervals.

The heads of the National Council for Teachers’ Education, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Regional Institute of English, South India and the Sports Authority of India attended the meeting. Acting Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University Rangaswamy and Registrar in-charge of NLSIU K Aswatha Reddy were present.

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