Despite more than one shocking incident of bomb blasts in the State, the security measures required to ensure the safety of the Secretariat, the administrative headquarters of the State, are still not being looked into by the police force. The flaws in the security system of the Secretariat have come to light after the recent bomb blasts that took place on the premises of the Collectorate in Kollam and in the vicinity of Malappuram court complex. Though the police suspects the involvement of terror organisations in the attacks, speculations on the reason and the culprits still exist.
The security systems that have been installed at the Secretariat are worth crores of rupees and have not been working for more than two years. These have not been fixed till date. The most important disregard shown is towards the vehicle scanner near the Cantonment Gate, which is meant to check the presence of any sort of bomb threat in the vehicle.
It has been reported that the scanner stopped working as it had been constructed in an unscientific manner because of which rainwater from the road surface sweeps into the cavity in the ground that houses the scanner, thereby, damaging it by clogging the pit. The scanner worth Rs. 50 lakh was established as a part of security measures in 2011 under the supervision of the then DGP.