Dhubri civic board keeps camera pledge

Dhubri, Nov. 13: A commitment made by the Dhubri Municipal Board to install closed-circuit cameras in Dhubri town to check growing crimes has been fulfilled today.

The commitment to install cameras in some of the vital and busy business places in Dhubri town came after the murder of Jhumarmal Jain, a well-known businessman of the town, in May this year.

A source in the municipal board said in a law and order review meeting on May 17, chaired by Dhubri deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita, board chairman Himabrata Majumdar made the commitment.

"Like many other commitments that the board had made over the past three years, this has been fulfilled as well, with the view to control the rising crime graph of the town," the source said.

Majumdar expressed satisfaction over fulfilling the commitment of the board made after Jain's killing, which created a great deal of insecurity among the business community. Majumdar said altogether 28 cameras would be installed in 20 vital locations of the town, out of which four had already been installed today while the rest would be installed within a couple of days.

An engineer, who is installing the cameras in the town, said there would be three control rooms ' Dhubri police station, deputy commissioner's office and office of the municipal board. There would be a recording room from where recordings of any time could be collected or downloaded on mobile phones or computers through Internet.

A police source in Dhubri said it would help identify and detect criminals swiftly which in turn will check crime.