For the student union elections on Friday, 500 security officers will be stationed at Delhi University’s North Campus, according to officials. The university’s South Campus has likewise made adequate preparations for the election.
They said that 25 police motorbikes are patrolling the area, and that more than 10 station house officers (SHOs) have been assigned to maintain campus security.
Sagar Singh Kalsi, the deputy commissioner of police for the north, stated that sufficient security will be provided during voting and on the day of the count by local police, central paramilitary forces, and reserve personnel.
“More focus will be on the security of strong rooms, counting centres and colleges. We have certain priority areas… there should be no inconvenience to the public and traffic movement should not be hampered. The police will take measures to ensure that there is no crime against women,” Kalsi said.
He said that several pickets have been put in place, round-the-clock vigil has been increased and social media is being monitored.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) Manoj C said picket checking and patrolling are underway.
“Outsiders will not be allowed (on the campus) during the election. We are also in touch with the administration of the colleges. Adequate security arrangements have been made for the election in South Campus. Patrolling on vehicles as well as on foot is underway,” the DCP said.
Election for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) will take place on Friday. The election is being held after a gap of four years. It could not be held in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 while disruptions to the academic calendar prevented the election from being held in 2022.