3,000 CCTV cameras to be installed to enhance security
New Delhi: In a recent meeting with senior officers, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik reviewed the status of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras installed across the city and focussed on the importance of the third eye in helping police solve criminal incidents. Police sources claimed that more than 3,000 CCTV cameras will be installed in the city by the end of this year.
Sources told the Millennium Post that there are chances of more than 1,000 government and 2,492 private CCTV cameras to be installed till December 31, 2018, in the city.
"In the meeting, the police chief reviewed the condition of CCTV cameras in 14 districts," sources claimed. The cameras will help the city police in maintaining law and order in the city.
Sources added that the government cameras helped the police in cracking 75 cases whereas, under Nigheban, the city police solved more than 200 cases with the assistance from private cameras. In many crime-related incidents, CCTV cameras which are installed at strategic points provide clues to the investigating agency.
In September, CCTV cameras installed near the park under the Nigehban Scheme helped cops solve a murder case in West Delhi's Tilak Nagar. "The teams analysed CCTV footages of cameras covering the crime spot. In one of the footages, a person was seen walking inside the park. Further, in another footage, the deceased was seen going inside the park with a person and an argument ensued. The person stabbed the deceased and fled from the park," police said, adding that later the 30-year-old accused was arrested.
According to sources, there are more than 2.3 lakh CCTV cameras installed across the national capital. "It includes more than 15,000 government cameras and over two lakh installed under Nigehban scheme," sources said.
Around 1,690 private and 411 government cameras were found faulty. According to a senior officer in Delhi Police, under the Nigehban scheme, they have surveyed all important locations of the city and drawn a list of sensitive areas which require CCTV monitoring.
RWAs and MWAs have been requested to install CCTV cameras at identified spots by pooling their resources.