The fear of yellow smoke will go away from the minds of MPs! More than 3300 CISF personnel are being deployed for the security of Parliament

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is going to formally take over the responsibility of guarding the Parliament complex. Its contingent of over 3,300 personnel is being formally deployed 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 the responsibility from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Delhi Police in the month of May last year.

The country was shaken by the lapse in security at Parliament

Last year, on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on Parliament on 13 December 2001, security lapses came to light. After this, CISF was deployed to protect the Parliament. During the Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, two people jumped into the House from the visitors' gallery and started shouting slogans while releasing yellow smoke from canisters, after which the MPs caught them. On the same day, at about the same time, two other people released colored smoke from canisters and raised slogans outside the Parliament premises.

Deployment will be done before 22 July

Sources said these officers were already deployed under CISF's temporary 'Internal Security Duty Pattern' deployment in Parliament House 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 recently concluded session.

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