CCTVs installed in Uttar Pradesh capital

June 22nd, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police Sunday installed closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) at eight undisclosed points in the capital here for more effective fight against crime, the police said. The cameras have been installed at eight points in the Hazratganj locality of the city and soon the facility will be extended to other districts also, informed a senior police official.

“The cameras are accessible via Internet at the computer kept at the Hazratganj police station and the laptop of the station officer,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Akhil Kumar told IANS.

Director General of Police Vikram Singh inaugurated the facility from his office Sunday, claiming that it will definitely help in reducing crime.

“Soon it will be extended to other important and vital police stations of the city and gradually to other districts,” Singh said.

Besides this, the police also have plans to develop Criminal Investigation Units (CIU) at all police stations.

“Such units are functional and successful in Mumbai and we hope to achieve similar success here too,” said a senior police official.

“The unit will soon come up on trial basis at the Hazratganj police station and will be made functional at all the police stations of the states,” the official added.

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