Delhi police keeping tight vigil with help of 1.85 lakh CCTVs of RWAs to curb crime, govt to Parliament

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Delhi Police has only been able to install approximately 4,000 CCTV cameras at various markets and border checkposts for the safety of its citizens in the last decade, too few to rein in crime.

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that Delhi Police had been maintaining a close vigil in the city with the help of the 1.8 lakh cameras it encouraged the Resident Welfare Association and market associations to install.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Delhi Police has only been able to install approximately 4,000 CCTV cameras at various markets and border checkposts for the safety of its citizens in the last decade.

This is too little an assistance to help rein in crime in the national capital, with the city constantly facing threats of several untoward incidents and terror attacks.

RISING CRIME AGAINST WOMEN, SENIOR CITIZENS WORRYING

The spurt in crime against women and senior citizens remains a key concern.

This was informed by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in response to a question posed by MP Amar Singh. Ahir said that installed CCTV cameras in sensitive areas had helped in the prevention of crime.

While maintenance of cameras is also an area of concern, the Ministry informed Parliament that new locations are added to the list of vulnerable places, where security is subsequently beefed up."

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