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Give more attention to installation of CCTV cameras: CP to districts

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik in crime review meeting told senior officers to give more focus on the installation of CCTV cameras.

The police chief, during the meeting, directed officers that the district level committee meetings should be held every month and compliance of the points raised therein should be done properly.

Police sources told Millennium Post that in the crime review meeting headed by the top cop at police headquarters in July, a discussion was held on review and repair of dysfunctional CCTV cameras (new cameras covered under Nigehbaan Scheme).

Sources further revealed CP desired that this is an area, where district DCsP should work seriously. They should motivate the MWAs to install CCTV cameras in their markets by public participation under "Nigehbaan scheme".

Sources further added that a discussion was also held to repair the dysfunctional CCTV cameras, which were installed under Nigehbaan scheme and also those which were installed by a firm. Recently, the Station House Officers (SHOs) were given direction to constitute with the government agency in identifying locations in the city for installation of CCTV cameras as planned by the Delhi Government.

The city-wide closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) surveillance has helped the police to solve 103 criminal cases in three months (March 2019). Sources said that 88 cases were solved with the help of the CCTV cameras, installed under Nigehban scheme of city police whereas in 15 cases, government cameras proved helpful for the investigators.

Apart from the cameras, CP Delhi also reviewed the performance of anti-snatching teams.

The top cop directed that district DCsP should personally review the working of anti-snatching teams in each police stations of their districts. They should hold meetings with anti-snatching teams periodically.

Installation of cameras in stations

Boosting the security at various railway stations in Delhi, high definition CCTV cameras are being installed to help Railway Protection Force (RPF) to maintain protection of the passengers boarding different trains or arriving in the city.

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