Police mulls installing 2000 cameras in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police proposes to augment the security apparatus by installing over 2,000 surveillance cameras in different parts of the city.

Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 19:54 PM IST

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police proposes to
augment the security apparatus by installing over 2,000
surveillance cameras in different parts of the city, besides
procuring weaponry vehicles for effective crime control.

A proposal has been sent to the state government for
procuring advanced communication equipment and weaponry
vehicles, besides a plan to install over 2,000 surveillance
cameras in Hyderabad city, including upgradation of Zonal
control rooms, Hyderabad Police Commissioner AK Khan told
reporters here on Thursday.

"Surveillance cameras have been found effective in
crime control and traffic enforcement and particularly keeping
a watch on terror and anti-social elements. The cameras can
also locate offenders involved in heinous crimes," the police
commissioner said.

Khan said a meeting was held with a committee on
internal security on police modernisation scheme under the
Ministry of Home Affairs for `Safe City Project`.

In the wake of rise in drug-related cases and online
fraud cases, involving foreign nationals in Hyderabad, police
have enhanced vigil on the movement of suspected foreigners,
including students, he said.

As many as 20 foreign nationals were arrested after
police registered 52 cases pertaining to Cocaine abuse this
year, Khan said, adding there was a link between online fraud
cases and drug trafficking as many African nationals were
involved in cyber frauds.

"The process of screening of foreign nationals has
been started and strict vigil is being maintained on suspected
foreigners, including students in the city as foreign
nationals have been found indulged in drug peddling," he said.

PTI