They will play a crucial role in checking crime: Superintendent of Police

The district Police Department has installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at 15 prime locations here.

M.N. Nagaraj, Superintendent of Police, told presspersons here on Saturday that apart from controlling traffic movement, the CCTV cameras would play a crucial role in checking crime. The CCTV cameras, which had been installed at a cost of Rs. 1 crore, would be under the control of an Additional Superintendent of Police.

The department had plans to install CCTV cameras in all taluk headquarters in phases.

At present, cameras had been installed at Deputy Commissioner’s Office Circle, Challakere, Madakari, Mahatma Gandhi, JMIT, Kanaka, B.R. Ambedkar, Umar, Rural police station and State Bank of Mysore circles, Fort Gate, Head Post Office Cross, Murugamath Road, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus-terminal and the private bus-stand, Mr. Nagaraj said.

Additional Superintendent of Police Shantakumar was present.