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Sunday, July 14th, 2024

The fear of yellow smoke will be removed from the minds of MPs! More than 3300 CISF personnel are being deployed to guard the Parliament

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is set to formally take over the security of the Parliament complex. Its contingent of more than 3,300 personnel is being formally deployed along with 29 officers. The 29 officers will lead the contingent of 3,317 male and female personnel, which will include a Deputy Inspector General (DIG), a senior commandant, two commandants, 7 deputy commandants and 18 assistant commandants. Sources said that two of these officers are from the fire branch as the force has also deployed its fire unit here. The central force has been independently guarding the Parliament since taking over this responsibility from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Delhi Police in the month of May last.

The country was shaken by the incident of lapse in security of Parliament

Last year, on the anniversary of the terror attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001, a security lapse was reported. Following this, CISF was deployed to protect the Parliament. During Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, two men jumped into the House from the visitors’ gallery and released yellow smoke from canisters and raised slogans before being caught by MPs. Around the same time on that day, two other men released coloured smoke from canisters and raised slogans outside the Parliament premises.

Deployment will be done before 22 July

Sources said these officers were already deployed as part of CISF’s temporary ‘Internal Security Duty Pattern’ deployment in the Parliament House building from May-June but formal orders in this regard were issued on Tuesday. A senior Union Home Ministry official said the armed force will be formally deployed for security duty in the Parliament House complex before the next session of Parliament begins on July 22. Another official said various Central Armed Police Forces and the Delhi Police will monitor routes leading to Parliament as was done during the just-concluded session.

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