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College keen on third eye

Jamshedpur, May 10: The state-run MGM Medical College at Dimna, Mango, is likely to be a safer place in two months with electronic surveillance and round-the-clock police deployment on campus.

Principal A.N. Misra today put forward the proposal at a meeting with East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal at the district collectorate. The meeting was called to discuss security concerns at the state-run cradle after a few students clashed with local residents on the night of May 6.

“The deputy commissioner had called me to know about security issues that should be addressed to prevent such clashes in the future. Ways to boost campus security were discussed and we would like to execute the plans at the earliest with the help of the administration,” said Misra.

The principal added that in his proposal, he asked for installation of CCTV cameras at entrance/exit points, hostels, canteen and other strategic locations on the campus.

Misra has also proposed 24-hour deployment of police personnel from nearby MGM police station in a bid to ward off trespassers.

“Policemen will maintain a record of those entering the campus. Details like vehicle registration number, name and purpose of visit will be noted down. This should send a strong message to intruders,” he added.

Also, gaps in the boundary wall of the campus needed to be plugged, the principal added. “A special cell comprising faculty members will hold monthly meetings with local residents to address differences between them and students,” he said.

On May 6, a minor clash between students and local shopkeepers had snowballed into a fight that allegedly led to ransacking of local shops by the medicos. The students, on their part, claimed that local residents often entered the campus through gaps in the boundary wall and teased girls.

Kaushal said he met the principal to get an idea about their security needs that would be addressed in due course.