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CCTV cameras to be installed at Jubilee Park after molestation case

Jamshedpur, July 18: City police have enhanced security at Jubilee Park following the molestation of a girl on July 9 lat. The move comes after a 15-year-old girl was drugged and taken to Jubilee Park by her 22-year-old neighbour, who molested her and filmed the act on his phone, department sources said.

A department official said plans are being made to install cameras at the entrance of Jubilee Park. Constant patrolling will be carried out both in the morning as well as in the evening. The department has plans to install four or more CCTV cameras in each of the parks and the stadium being used for jogging by the people. He said they are relying much on the CCTV camera as it will work as a deterrent against the criminal elements targeting people who come to these places for jogging or other physical exercises especially early in the morning.

As the park remains overcrowded with visitors, chances of criminal activities like chain-snatching, pickpocket and also eve-tease crop up. The step for frisking the visitors at the entrance is aimed at keeping a check on such anti-social activities.

Apart from this Jusco has already set up about half-a-dozen additional lamp-posts across the sprawling Jubilee Park and is identifying more spots to install the same.

Officials said that the city is going to have as many as 22 such cameras to be installed on the important roads shortly. He said that a meeting was held with the officials of Jusco. The company has agreed to grant land and power for the cameras. He further added that the gadgets will be installed atop overhead bill-boards on the roads and also in important areas so as to ensure the camera captures the overall view of roads at any given place.

“The project for installation of CCTV cameras is being worked out jointly by a private firm and the district police, and the process of installation of the gadgets has started. This is the third phase of the project. The CCTV cameras have helped to instil fear amongst the law breakers. It is also helping us to controlling traffic and identifying of errant riders involved in accidents,� noted a police official.

It is a testing time for the city police in the wake of a recent spurt in crimes including snatching, burglary and group clashes in the city. Taking lessons from the past incidents the district administration is not ready to take any chance on the security front.

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