Cyber cafes in Haryana town told to install CCTV cameras

July 1st, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Following threat e-mails addressed to controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh and Haryana’s director general of police (DGP), authorities in Haryana’s Sirsa town Tuesday ordered that all cyber cafes install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras inside their premises. The cyber cafes in Sirsa, 300 km from here, have been ordered to install CCTV cameras so that the record of visitors, including their photograph, could be maintained.

A state government spokesman said here that cafe owners have been directed to properly maintain the register containing information concerning their customers including their full name, address, contact number, identity card details, signature or thumb mark.

Cafe owners have been warned that violation of the new order will lead to action by the police.

The Haryana police had last week traced some e-mails, addressed to the sect chief and DGP Ranjiv Singh Dalal, to a cyber cafe in Sirsa. The cafe owners were rounded up for questioning but the sender could not be traced.

The e-mails had threatened to eliminate the sect chief and the DGP.

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