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Delhi Police to utilise private CCTV cameras

New Delhi: A CCTV camera at the right place can help Delhi Police in their investigation. The residents of Delhi also have installed private cameras for their safety. For the city police, they are now mapping the private cameras in order to get support in their investigation.
According to police, the initiative started in South West Delhi where police personnel from every police station have been mapping the CCTV cameras installed in their jurisdiction so that they can get support during their investigation. "We want that the Camera should be in right position so that if any crime happens in the area it immediately captured the incident," said a police official.
Police claimed that many a time residential societies or market association installed CCTV cameras pointing towards their houses or workplace if the one they move the direction of a camera towards important roads nearby it will help increase security. "If something suspicious activity is going on the road or some crime took place the camera will record the whole incident which later proved vital during the investigation," said a police official. The initiative will help to curb street crimes in the area.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) Shibhesh Singh has been meeting with the resident welfare organization and the public representative. "We have got positive feedback from the people and from the representative," said the DCP.
New move of Delhi Police has worked in an incident where a manager working with a gas agency was shot at. During the investigation, police got clues from CCTV cameras from every possible direction as they were installed in the right direction. Faces were quite visible. The rural areas have also been taken care of as police personnel have been visiting the areas and talking to the people about the importance of the cameras.
Police sources claimed that the city police had installed more than 400 cameras but it the cant cover whole district that is why private cameras should be used in curbing crime. "The cameras should be placed at isolated places which are required for the safety," said a police official. The mapping will be finished till next week.
According to DCP Singh, they have also discovered some dark spots in the area where they are arranging street lights and rope in power discom. "More than 40 per cent of snatching and 71 per cent of robbery cases have been solved," said Singh.
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