City police commissioner Pradip Kumar has instructed assistant commissioners and inspectors of police to sensitize commercial building owners on the need to install CCTV cameras on their premises, as a measure of crime prevention.
“The state government has issued an order making it mandatory for the public and private buildings to install CCTV cameras. I have asked police officers to collect details of buildings in their station limits, sensitise owners and take necessary steps to install CCTV cameras on their premises. There should be cameras facing the road as well,” the city top cop said.
The city police commissioner had sent a memorandum to all the ACPs and police inspectors (law & order) in this regard and instructed them to send the progress report to the city crime records bureau every Tuesday in a pacific format.
“The officers should update us about the number of public buildings with functional CCTV cameras, weekly progress on installing CCTV cameras and the number of buildings yet to be covered. We will review the same every week,” Pradip Kumar said.
Referring to the government order, he said the CCTV cameras should be installed in all the public buildings, commercial establishments and places where large gatherings take place, as a condition for issuing a licence under relevant provisions of municipal corporation/municipal rules.
A public building means any building, where the public has access for any purpose and used as a school, college, university or other similar educational institutions, hostel with more than 100 people, hospitals, nursing home, dispensary, clinic and maternity centre, etc. Nowadays criminals get fear, not for other humans while doing crime but they fear for CCTV.
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