3-tier se­cu­rity, 39 of­fi­cers de­ployed at strong rooms

Deccan Chronicle - - City - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Heavy se­cu­rity was de­ployed to guard the EVMs in a strong room through­out Te­lan­gana state.

A three-tier se­cu­rity pro­vided for the EVMs.

The EVMs were trans­ported to the strong room by Fri­day night fol­low­ing which all se­cu­rity was in­creased in the strong rooms.

In Hyderabad there are around 15 strong rooms and the count­ing will start early on Tues­day morn­ing.

“All the strong rooms had a sin­gle en­try/exit and was locked. While one key was handed over to in-charge an­other was handed over to the was per­son with magistrate pow­ers,” said Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Ma­hen­dra Reddy.

As a part of three-tier se­cu­rity Cen­tral Armed Forces were de­ployed at the door at the first level with 39 of­fi­cers who will guard the door in three shifts.

At the se­cond level state armed forces were de­ployed fol­lowed by city po­lice cops at the third level.

There is also pro­vi­sion for 24x7 elec­tric­ity with the pres­ence of a gen­er­a­tor, if needed.

No ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing those of the po­lice are al­lowed into the premises.

“If any per­son wants to cross the se­cond-level se­cu­rity, they should regis­ter their de­tails in the lo­gin books which is in the con­trol of the Armed Forces and will be videographed,” added the of­fi­cial.

The ar­range­ments were made in such a way that the se­cu­rity forces can di­rectly view the en­trance of the main door into the strong rooms and in other places CCTV cam­eras have been in­stalled.

All the CCTVs in­stalled at var­i­ous strong rooms were di­rectly con­nected to the Com­mand Con­trol Cen­ter in Basheerbagh.

The re­turn­ing of­fi­cer will check the strong room ev­ery day and send a daily re­port to the Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer.

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