Bhopal jailbreak: CISF to conduct fire, security, audit of all MP jails

The force does this job on a government-approved fee and has provided consultancy to a total of 134 organisations till now.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 12, 2016 5:01 am

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will conduct a security and fire audit of all jails in Madhya Pradesh in the wake of eight SIMI operatives pulling off a jailbreak in Bhopal on October 31.

“We have constituted a board of officials to conduct the survey of the main jails and sub-jails from the security and fire hazards point of view and the team will begin its work from the Bhopal central jail where the audacious incident occurred recently,” a senior official of CISF said.

The CISF has a special consultancy wing within its establishment that conducts audit of critical installations and establishments, in government and public domain, by way of suggesting them the required access-control, deployment of watch towers and sentry posts, usage of gadgets and positioning of security personnel and surveillance gadgets to enhance protection. “We have so far earned Rs 6.97 crore revenue for the government by providing security and fire consultancy services to government, private, PSUs establishments,” CISF spokesperson Manjeet Singh said.

CISF Director General O P Singh said the force has received a request in this regard from the state government. “We will be submitting a report to the government in due course of time,” he added.

The force does this job on a government-approved fee and has provided consultancy to a total of 134 organisations till now.