CCTVs may be mandatory in Delhi's shopping malls
New Delhi: Delhi Police will write to
shopping malls in the city to install CCTVs and is mulling the
possibility of making it mandatory.
Sources said City Police Commissioner B K Gupta will
write to the mall authorities asking them to ensure CCTVs are
Gupta is mulling the possibility of issuing the letter
invoking relevant sections of Delhi Police Act which will make
installation of CCTVs mandatory, they said.
The move came against the backdrop of an e-mail
threatening to blow up a shopping mall in the national
capital. The mail came soon after the terror attack outside
the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
Police have already stepped up security across the city
following the blast outside the Delhi High Court which claimed
12 lives and injured 75 people.
A senior police official said the force is on high alert
and they had intensified patrolling and checkings across the
city, including shopping malls, markets and other crowded
"We are deploying people. We have also asked shopping
mall operators to step up their security system. More
checking will be done," the official said.
The shopping mall operators are being periodically
briefed about the security arrangements they should make, he
Police is also writing to the CISF Director General and
the Chairman of Railway Board to ensure that CCTVs are
installed outside Metro stations and railway stations. CISF
mans the security at Metro stations.