CCTVs installed at 170 police stations, Delhi Police tells HC

‘Cameras to be fixed at eight stations within a month’

February 16, 2019 01:27 am | Updated 07:25 am IST - New Delhi

NEW DELHI, 03/08/2018: A view of a CCTV Camera installed at INA Market, in New Delhi on August 03, 2018. 
Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

NEW DELHI, 03/08/2018: A view of a CCTV Camera installed at INA Market, in New Delhi on August 03, 2018. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The Delhi Police on Friday informed the High Court that installation of CCTV cameras was completed at 170 of the 182 police stations in the Capital and the system is functional now.

The police said the work of installation of CCTV cameras at eight police stations would be completed in a month’s time and the remaining four were related to the Metro Unit of the Delhi Police, which were functioning from a single room.

It said the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) has been requested to identify the locations for the installation of CCTV cameras at these police stations and get the same installed as per requirement.

A Bench of Justice Ravindra Bhat and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the police to furnish a certificate of an independent agency stating that CCTVs were installed at all the police stations here and they were functional.

Monitoring of CCTVs

The Bench asked the police to indicate the period of monitoring the CCTVs -- half-yearly or quarterly -- and indicate its choice of an independent agency for the purpose like the CISF or any other agency.

Delhi government’s standing counsel (criminal) Rahul Mehra told the court that the installation of 6,600 CCTV cameras in the vulnerable areas of the city was in progress and the work would be completed within the time-line prescribed by the court.

Street lights

On the issue of frequent malfunctioning of street lights, the High Court said it had earlier asked the Delhi government to look into it, but no progress was indicated except that the complaints received were forwarded to the authorities concerned.

The Bench directed the Delhi government and civic agencies to convene a meeting and discuss the framework on the issue of street lights and file a report.

The court listed the matter for further hearing on March 20.

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