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Sex, security and videotapes: CCTV footage from Metro stations find its way to Net

 

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Sex, security and videotapes: CCTV footage from Metro stations find its way to Net

7 July 2013, New Delhi, Chayanika Nigam

These videos have now been uploaded on YouTube and various pornography websites.


Don’t be surprised if you see yourself on YouTube one of these days. Either the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) or the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is making MMS of Metro commuters with the help of footage from CCTV cameras installed inside Metro stations. These videos have now been uploaded on YouTube and various pornography websites.

Footage from CCTV cameras installed at the platform and inside the metro trains are being misused to create these videos. But it is as yet unclear whether it is the DMRC officials or the CISF personnel posted at the stations who are involved this mischief. Millennium Post has found that a few obscene videos formed from recordings inside Delhi Metro stations have become a hit on mobile application WhatsApp. To further check into the reach of these videos, Millennium Post went on YouTube and found the videos have also been uploaded here. It was shocking to see, that the videos had also made their way to dozens on pornography sites and already attracted more than a thousand views.

There are two types of control rooms to monitor the footages from the CCTV cameras installed at the platforms and in the trains. One is the station control room at each metro station and the other is the centralised control room, from where all the videos are being monitored. 'Both CISF and DMRC have access to the control rooms of Delhi Metro footages,' said Rajeev, DG (CISF).
A DMRC spokesperson said, 'Only authorised persons of DMRC can go inside the control room as Delhi Metro is a high security zone. The officials are not permitted to take the videos outside the control room.'

The question remains, who then uploaded the videos on social networking websites and tagged them using key words such as  Delhi Metro kissing MMS, and couple making love in Delhi Metro.
Not just cheap videos of people getting intimate, but  also available on the Internet are video recording of various suicides that were committed by jumping on Metro tracks. The videos don’t just have the potential to mar the reputation of commuters whose footage has been uploaded, but also tarnishes the image of Delhi Metro. 

Millennium Post viewed a few of the videos to check the content and found an invisible commentator giving a detailed commentary on the act being shown in the video. These videos were allegedly first run on a computer, then captured on a mobile and then uploaded on the Internet.


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