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Jammu Police asks liquor shops to install CCTVs

chandigarh Updated: Nov 24, 2012 16:20 IST

In a bid to keep check on anti-social and anti-national elements, Jammu Police have asked the liquor shop owners to install closed circuit cameras in their respective areas.

One person was killed and six were injured when unidentified militants lobbed a grenade outside a liquor shop on November 18 in Narwal area on city outskirts.

"The liquor shop owners have been asked to maintain alert and go for CCTVs installation at their shops to keep check on Narwal grenade attack like incidents," a police official here said.
He said installation of devices will help the security agencies in maintaining surveillance on suspicious activities in the region.

"Besides installation of CCTVs at the liquor shops, the department is also planning to install more cameras in the sensitive areas and locations having heavy rush of people," he added.

About 35 CCTV cameras were already installed in the winter capital of the state to keep check on suspicious activities.

"In view of security concerns, we were asked to install the CCTVs on our own cost," a liquor shop owner told UNI.

He said there was no written order issued by the Police Department but the matter was discussed with the senior police officials in a meeting after the attack.

"A written order regarding change in timings of closure of liquor shop was issued on November 20," a liquor trader said adding that as per new directions, all liquor shops have to be closed by 8.30 pm.

"The new timings have affected the sale and if it continues, it will also have a direct impact on revenue generation for the government," the trader added.