FOLLOWING PUBLIC complaints about ‘misbehaviour’ by cops, CCTV cameras will be installed at police stations to keep an eye on what is happening there. The police authorities have sent a report to the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) after conducting a survey in this regard.
In the first phase, the cameras will be installed at four police stations in the city.
Police said a survey was conducted at Mataur, Phase I, Phase XI and Phase VIII police stations recently, following which a report was sent to GMADA.
With the installation of the cameras, senior police officers will be able to monitor the activities of the people visiting the police stations as well as the cops on duty there. The control room for the cameras will be set up at the police headquarters.
“We have mooted a plan on the recommendations of the senior police officers. The idea is to monitor the working of the police personnel. Usually, many people complain that they were not treated properly at the police stations and they were asked for favours. We want to keep an eye on all these things,” said an official who was part of the survey team. “The CCTV cameras will help the general public as well as the police personnel in finding who is in the wrong if anything happens at the police stations.”
Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that they had adopted a zero-tolerance policy against corruption, so the cameras would help them a lot. The police personnel would also be benefited as nobody could level false allegations against them. He said that the process of installing the cameras would be completed soon.
Later, CCTV cameras will be installed at other police stations of the district.
GMADA has also started the work of installing CCTV cameras at 104 locations in the city which have been reported as sensitive by the police.