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Police stations to be under surveillance

Police stations to be under surveillance
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The police opined that it would help police in augmenting confidence among witnesses to come forward and give their statements.

Hyderabad: Cyberabad police on Sunday launched an application through video-conferencing system that helps witnesses in sensitive cases where women and children can give their statements to the court from home.

The police opined that it would help police in augmenting confidence among witnesses to come forward and give their statements. After inaugurating the new system, Director General of Police Anurag Sharma said that the new system would help police to collect and build evidences in gender-related offences and sensitive cases like rape and POCSO-related (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) cases.

The DGP also launched the surveillance camera project at the Cyberabad police commissionerate in Gachibowli. The newly-installed cameras would help senior officers to monitor stations’ premises including the prisoner cells in 45 police stations. “With this, the senior officers can monitor what is happening in each police station. It will reduce the menace of illegal detention by the investigating officers as the officer will be accountable for what is happening in the premises. This will also give a clear picture if any allegation of lock-up death arises,” said DGP Sharma.

He appreciated Cyberabad police for adopting the technology to build confidence among public in competence with the developed nations. “We are among the few countries those are utilising technology at the best,” the DGP said adding that this system would be implemented in all the police stations across the State basing on the success rate.

Additional DG Technical Services Ravi Gupta, Cyberabad Police Commissioner C V Anand, Cyberabad Joint Commissioner T V Sashidhar Reddy, officials from National Informatics Centre and other senior police officers were present at the event.

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