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‘No rallies by paramilitary forces to avoid mishap`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 14:46

New Delhi: Central paramilitary forces will
no longer hold jumbo rallies for recruitment to avoid accidents and mishaps, Home Minister P Chidambaram told Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Only people who cross a certain threshold would be called
for physical examination in batches, he said during Question

ITBP, he said, should not have kept recruitment centre at
Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh immediately after an urs.

A person who got injured due to stone pelting outside the recruitment
centre during the recruitment of constables in February last
year, had died later.
"We have learnt a lesson," he said. "Large rallies, in my
view, are no longer correct method of recruitment," he said.

Chidambaram said ITBP had provided information about
recruitment to the District Magistrate, Bareilly in January
2011. District Magistrate asked DIG Police, Bareilly and
District Chief Medical Officer, Bareilly to make adequate

The district administration later said they were
over-stretched because of urs on the previous day.

"There was no fault on the part of ITBP except that the
rally was held a day after the urs," he said.


First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 14:46
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