Extra police deployed for Delhi University admissions

May 31st, 2009 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) As Delhi University Monday launches its admission process for the new academic session beginning in July, police have taken several measures to provide security to tens of thousands of students and their parents who will be thronging the north campus area.
“A huge rush of students is expected during the admission process and to tackle this, along with huge traffic, nearly 300 personnel would be deployed at different locations in the north campus,” said a senior police officer.

Police have suggested that parents and students avoid the first three days of the admission process when there would be maximum rush.

“Past experience reveals that a lot of anti-social elements including eve-teasers, hooligans, pickpockets and other rowdy characters move around the university campus and colleges during this time,” a police officer said.

“They harass students, especially girls. We have made adequate arrangements to keep a check on such people. We have deployed police pickets at various strategic locations across the north campus,” the officer added.

Police pickets have been put up outside the office of the Dean of Students Welfare (DSW), at every entry point to the north campus, outside every college, at all busy intersections and at other important locations, including hostels.

“Intensive patrolling on foot, by motorcycle and by PCR (police control room) vans would be undertaken in the university and adjoining areas,” the police officer said.

Police have also constituted special teams for checking commuter buses.

“Special anti-eve teasing teams in uniform as well as in civics, including women police, have been deployed at all strategic locations. Women police of the northeastern states have also been posted to help the students from the region,” the police officer added.

“Special videography arrangements at important spots have also been made. Special police arrangements have also been made at Delhi University Metro Station,” the officer said.

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