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CCTV and police patrol to keep an eye on the city

CCTV cameras will soon be installed at all every points of the city to monitor vehicles entering and leaving the city.

Speaking to the media after holding a review meeting with senior police officers here on Thursday, Additional Director- General of Police (Law and Order) Alok Mohan expressed satisfaction over policing in the city. He said that the CCTV cameras at the entry points of the city will help the police identify and keep a record of all the vehicles entering and leaving the city. Also, he said police patrolling will be intensified along the outskirts of the city and take up a drive against narcotics.

“The response time for a patrol vehicle to reach a spot has now been reduced to 5-6 minutes,” Mohan said. He claimed that the police had formed an anti-rowdy squad to keep a check on rowdy elements. Pointing out that Mysuru was a peaceful city, Mohan said the police will not hesitate to extern rowdy elements and booking them under the Goonda Act.

“We have deployed sufficient people in civilian clothes in communally sensitive areas to gather intelligence and we have been able to avert communal incidents most of the times,” he said. “Mysuru city police had received about Rs 15 crore under M-Trac in the last two years for upgrading traffic infrastructure. High definition cameras installed across most of the junctions are capable of capturing the number plates of traffic offenders, who will be booked for violations,”  he said.

City Police Commissioner A Subramanyeshwar Rao, Deputy Commissioners of Mysuru city police, H T Shekar and N Rudramani, director of Karnataka Police Academy, Vipul Kumar and others were present.

-PR, MR

 

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