Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Cooperative College principal seeks relief from frequent frisking on campus

Jamshedpur: A delegation comprising resident teaching staff of Jamshedpur Cooperative College led by the principal RK Das today met sub divisional officer of Dhalbhum, Prem Ranjan and demanded measures to prevent their harassment caused by frequent security check on their way in and out of the college campus.

Das said he and many other residents of the college campus were facing daily problem as they were being frisked round the clock by security personnel deployed at the college where a strong room has been set up for the Lok Sabha elections held recently in Jamshedpur constituency.

Electronic voting machines (EVMs) have been kept at the college under round-the-clock vigil of close circuit television cameras. Paramilitary jawans have been deployed in large numbers in and around the college to secure the EVMs till 16th May, the day of counting of votes.

The SDO, assured Das of taking up the matter with the deputy commissioner Dr Amitabh Kaushal and take necessary measures to ensure that the latter and others residing on the campus are not harassed unnecessarily.

Das, who met the SDO in the absence of the DC, said every day the security personnel were frisking entrants to the campus and inspecting their personal belongings. This has led the residents to become harassed and annoyed, he said.

The principal said the district administration should take measures to provide special passes or identity documents to facilitate hassle-free entry and exit of campus residents till the counting of votes is over.

He said the administration should adopt a sympathetic view of the problem being faced by the residents and provide them a quick solution.

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