Cuttack:12/3/19: With the Election Commission of India (ECI) announcing dates for general and assembly elections, the Odisha Police, in a high-level meeting here on Monday, had an elaborate discussion on full proof security arrangement for top leaders and VVIPs during their visit to the state.
Presiding over the meeting at the State Police headquarters here in the afternoon, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma in a video conferencing with the police commissioner, Range IGs, DIGs, DCPs and SPs, said that top leaders and VVIPs would visit the state to campaign. This will require adequate and full proof security arrangement.
The DGP further said that the Government of India, as per threat perceptions has categories and prescribed scale of security arrangements for different national and state level political leaders. Since there may be the possibilities of anti-social activities which may disturb the election process, the SPs should be adequately sensitized keeping in view the history of the attacks on VIPs in the past.
Senior officers and experts from the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Special Protection Group (SPG) and National Security Guard (NSG) attended the programme and apprised the officers of the possibilities of multi-faceted security threats to the VVIPs during the election campaign.