High alert continues in Old City
High alert continues in Old City

-     CCTVs installed by police in bastis, slums and business centres
-    Upto 3,541 cameras in Mirchowk Police limits
-     Moghulpura division has up to 1,542 cameras
-     About 1,056 cameras put up in Rein Bazar
-     1,212 CCTV cameras installed in Dabeerpura
-    Processions banned for 2 days

Charminar: Security arrangements in the Old City, which began over a month ago, have been heightened here this week. Many localities are under police and intelligence surveillance following consecutive events like Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Milad-un-Nabi and December 6 now. In this regard, police and security personnel increased surveillance for December 6, which is commemorated as a ‘Black Day’ by a few organisations in the Old City.

Taking a firm step in this direction, the police department took up installation of CCTVs in important places across the Old City to have a better view of law and order and monitoring it. CCTVs have been installed in bastis, slums and business centres for increased surveillance in real time. The department installed about 3,541 CCTVs under the limits of Mirchowk Police Station so far. In the Moghulpura division the number of cameras is 1,542, in Rein Bazar it is 1,056 and in Dabeerpura 1,212 cameras were installed.

Police officials inform that installation of these cameras is been giving good results and it has become easy to curb criminal activities and identify troublemakers.

While many areas saw peace rallies and other processions over the past three days, city police have issued a ban on any procession, rally and protest especially in the Old City for two days in the wake of December 6. Prohibitory orders may be issued by the department as per the convention.

Checking the progress of surveillance, newly-appointed City Police Commissioner VV Srinivas Rao took stock of the situation in many parts of the Old City and visible policing is under implementation.

It may be recalled that security arrangements were tightened in the area ever since a dinner was hosted for GES delegates and global leaders by the Prime Minister at the Falaknuma Palace on November 28. Besides this, a large number of police personnel and security persons were deployed across the Old City during the Milad celebrations on December 2.