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Where the buck stops? CISF blames DMRC, Delhi police for leaked Metro footage

Following a report on CCTV footage from Metro stations being uploaded on the Internet in the form of MMS, that was published in Millennium Post on Monday, CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) officials washed their hands off any involvement in the case and blamed DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) officials for the lapse.

Reacting to the report, Hemendra Singh, public relations officer of CISF, said, 'CISF officials are too busy during their duty hours to upload videos on social networking websites.'
He said that CISF officials only handle the security of Delhi Metro, that includes monitoring the CCTV footages, but informed that  ‘DMRC handles the Operations department that is in-charge of running and storing the CCTV footages. So there is a high possibility that DMRC officials have leaked the video.’

DMRC has also taken up the issue seriously. A DMRC spokesperson said, 'We are probing the matter and have asked concerned officials to investigate who is responsible for the recording being leaked in the Internet.'
CCTV footages of people getting intimate inside the Delhi Metro, and suicides, were uploaded on several websites, including pornography websites.

A CISF official said, ‘Forensic experts should investigate the case as it is a matter of cyber crime. But I can assure you that no CISF official is responsible for this.' The official raised a finger against DMRC officials and added, 'DMRC often outsources work to outside agents. The workers, as well as DMRC officials have full access to the CCTV control rooms. The Metro train driver also keeps a tab on the footage  of cameras placed inside the train.’

CISF officials also hinted at the possibility of Delhi police officials having leaked the videos. ‘Whenever any crime takes place in the metro, police officials ask DMRC or CISF officials to provide them the CCTV footages to help investigations.

Delhi police does have a few videos in their possession which shows people committing suicide at various metro stations by jumping on the railway tracks. So the videos of suicides that have been uploaded on the Internet could have been leaked by them,' the official added.
When contacted, Delhi police denied the allegations.
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