55 CCTVs to be installed in Malda town
In order to uplift the security measures, the district administration of Malda has decided to install surveillance cameras across the town.
The decision was taken to install 55 such Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras across Malda town, which would be maintained by police. The top brass of the police would get video footages in their smart phones if vital incidents happen.
The district administration and district police were concerned over the growing incidents of crime in the town. Later the decision to install cameras was taken.
"Initially, we will install 55 CCTVs across the town. Later the number may increase," said a police source. The Malda town measuring 13.25 square km lies in eastern side of the confluence of the Mahananda and Kalindi rivers. There are 29 wards in Malda municipality and the population is approximately 2.5 lakh.
"Security is always a concern here. Surveillance cameras are really needed here," the police source added.
The decision was taken to install the cameras in such a way that no vehicle can enter or leave the town without being "seen." The district police have installed cameras in strategic locations including the approach roads.
The important locations of the entire district will come under video surveillance by the end of this month.
"Several incidents took place recently where people have been arrested with fake Indian currency notes. CCTV surveillance will help the cops to investigate such crimes," said a local resident.