NEET was a challenge: Police

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Amid pandemic, conduct of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was one of the major challenges for administration and police, an official said.

This was the first major examination held in Kashmir since August 5 last year. The official said 20000 aspirants appeared in the NEET exams at 56 centres in Srinagar.

“An elaborate police deployment plan was put in place in which 276 police officers and 3552 police officials were deployed, including CAPF,” the official said.

“This was a big challenge for the police to ensure secure and smooth movement of staff, students and their parents from across the valley,” the official said. “The deployments were to give everyone a sense a complete security.”

The official said the safety and security of the examination centres was given priority and even night deployments were made around all exam centres including those in vulnerable areas of the city.

“This added to the sense of security to the aspirants so as to enable them to perform in a peaceful environment,” he said.

The official said Srinagar police had made a comprehensive and meticulously planned security arrangement taking the sensitivity of the examination in mind and the location of the examination centers in consideration.

Braving COVID challenges on the ground, officers and men of the department and CAPF made it possible because of their commitment to purpose.

The official said traffic police city had also made elaborate parking arrangements around the exam centers and they managed the smooth movement of traffic throughout day.