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Haryana jails to install CCTV cameras
To ensure better monitoring of criminals and to address the problem of inadequate staff in jails, Haryana is adopting e-surveillance measures through installation of CCTV cameras in all of its 18 jails.

Chandigarh: After having established video-conferencing facilities between jails and courts, the Haryana government has decided to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all 18 jails of the state, ensuring a stepped-up vigilance on inmates there.

Haryana Electronic Development and Corporation (HARTRON) will install the CCTV cameras in all jails by next year. A control room for centralised monitoring is supposed to come up at the police headquarters.  

 “CCTV cameras will be placed inside the barracks and on the prisons’ gate. This will help us keep a close eye on the activities of the prisoners and also the persons moving in and out of the jails. This move is likely to mitigate the problem of inadequate staff in jails,” Haryana Director General of Police (Prison) Rakesh Malik said.

HARTON will soon make a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of it.

“Installation of CCTV cameras will go a long way in ensuring that hardened criminals are always under scrutiny. There have been reports where notorious criminals have indulged in brawls inside the jails or running their operations.

Source: iGovernment

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