Comprehensive security system for Madras HC
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 00:04
Chennai: A Comprehensive Security System (CSS) will be put in place at the principal seat of the Madras High Court and its Madurai Bench in the wake of the September 7 bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court.

A resolution to this effect was taken at a full court meeting of the High Court to consider strengthening security arrangements at its premises.

The meeting yesterday also considered a letter from Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary, stressing the urgent need to augment security at the court premises in Chennai and Madurai following intelligence about likelihood of attacks similar to witnessed in Delhi.

"Security arrangements have to be made to ensure that in the event of any such attempted incident, safety and security is not compromised," the letter said.

Following the letter, the full court further resolved to approach the government to provide round the clock security to the area in and around the principal seat and Madurai Bench.

Stating that the government was committed to implementing CSS, the Advocate General submitted that the Government will also provide electronic gadgets like Doorframe Metal Detectors, at all gates of the High Court, apart from posting Armed and Unarmed Police personnel there.

Closed-circuit television cameras would also be installed at appropriate places as may be found necessary and baggage scanners provided for checking baggage brought into the court complex.

Further, the anti-sabotage checks which are being carried out on working days shall be continued on all days.

Meanwhile, the full court directed the Registrar General to submit a detailed report on the overall needs of the High Court with regard to strengthening of security system.


First Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 00:04

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