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CCTV cameras helped crack 103 cases in three months

New Delhi: The city-wide closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) surveillance has helped the police to solve 103 criminal cases in three months.

Sources said that 88 cases were solved with the help of the cameras installed under Nigehban scheme of city police whereas in 15 cases government cameras proved helpful for the investigators. In two districts of Delhi Police, 20 and 10 cases were solved with the help of private cameras whereas in other districts 9, 3, 2, 9, 2, 1, 9, 1, 3, 7, 3, 9 cases were worked out with the help of third eyes (private cameras).

Police said that the "third eye" is an excellent aid to police investigations and efforts are on to add more CCTV cameras with recording facilities all over the city.

Last year, a theft case of Rs 8 lakh in West Delhi's showroom was solved with the help of the Nigehban camera.

In another case, a gang of six burglars who were caught dancing on CCTV camera footage before committing robbery in north Delhi's Lahori Gate area have been arrested. "Under this scheme, Delhi Police has surveyed all important locations of the city and drawn a list of sensitive areas which require CCTV monitoring. Individuals are being motivated to install CCTV by pooling their resources," police said. During the year 2018, the scheme was further carried on successfully and the number of CCTV cameras under this scheme has risen to 2,23,652 so far.

Currently, Delhi is being guarded by more than two lakh private cameras and also over 16,000 government installed cameras. In which 9,147 CCTV cameras are integrated with police monitoring network. This year itself 322 government and 1,315 cameras under Nigehban were repaired.

Sources said that 11,374 new cameras are likely to be installed in the city till June. Sources further said that 9650 private cameras and more than 1500 government cameras might be installed. "The highest number of cameras will be installed in Shahdara police district which will be more than 4,000 whereas one another district will get 1600 cameras. Rest other districts will get more than 6,000 cameras," sources said.

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