The Telegraph
Monday , February 17 , 2014
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CCTV cameras to curb crime

The district police are set to install CCTV cameras at important places of the township.

Muzaffarpur MP Captain Jai Narayan Nishad recommended this from his Local Area Development Fund. “Incidents of eve-teasing, loot and other criminal activities have increased owing to traffic congestion and the burgeoning population. The police remain clueless in most cases for lack of evidences. After holding a meeting with the district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police (SSP), I offered Rs 3 crore from my Local Area Development Fund for the purpose,” Nishad said.

The zonal inspector-general of police, deputy inspector- general of police, the district magistrate and the SSP can monitor CCTV cameras from their offices through an electronic system.

Some of the places recommended by Nishad for installation of the CCTV cameras include railway station, Saraiyaganj Tower, Kalyani Chowk, Tilak Maidan road, MDDM College, Kalambagh Chowk, Bairiya bus stopover, Zero Mile roundabout, Bhagwanpur roundabout, Chandni Chowk, Garibnath Temple road and Makhan Sah Chowk.

A second-year student of MDDM College, Shagufta Parveen, said: “The police should have installed at least two more CCTV cameras on MDDM College road to check eve-teasing incidents.”