Arvind Kejriwal creates problem for Delhi Police on swearing-in day

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New Delhi, Dec 27: Youngest Chief Minister of Delhi -- Arvind Kejriwal seems to have put Delhi Police in a fix. His decision of taking oath as Delhi CM in a public place such as Ramlila Maidan created security issues for the cops who have been busy in organising proper security at the searing-in ceremony.

Around 1,600 Delhi Police personnel will keep a tight vigil at Ramlila Ground tomorrow where Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn-in as seventh Chief Minister of the national capital.

The Security Wing will secure the stage where Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal and six other Ministers, only the second time it is being done at a public function.

In 1996, BJP leader Sahib Singh Verma had taken oath at a ceremony in Chhatrasal Stadium. In order to ensure foolproof security, different units of Delhi Police have been entrusted with separate jobs.

BJP leader Sahib Singh Verma had taken oath at a ceremony in Chhatrasal Stadium

A central control room has been set up at the venue for real-time monitoring and to ensure proper coordination among security personnel. Senior Delhi police officials will be present in the control room to supervise the entire event.

Arrangements related to law and order and crowd management will be the responsibility of the staff of the Central Range while the Traffic Police will make arrangements to regulate vehicular movements.

CCTV cameras have been installed at more than 20 strategic locations and spotters will be deployed during the event at neighbouring high-rise buildings.

Delhi Police commandoes and bomb squads will also be deployed along with anti-riot police and vehicles at the venue.

The venue will be sanitised once this evening and again tomorrow morning by metal detectors and sniffer dogs. Other then the armed policemen in uniform, those in plain cloths will also be present among the crowd and around the venue during the event.

"We are expecting a turnout of 30 to 35 thousand for the swearing in ceremony tomorrow. Sufficient security arrangements have been put in place. Every visitor will be frisked properly manually and doorframe metal detectors have been put in place at the entry gates of the venue," said a senior Delhi Police official.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

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