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CCTV cameras installed at 29 shopping areas in Delhi

delhi Updated: Mar 11, 2012 12:31 IST

The city police has told the Delhi high court that it has taken steps, including installation of CCTV cameras at strategic locations in 29 prominent markets and areas in Delhi, to avert and tackle any future terror attacks in the national capital.

In an affidavit filed before a bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, police said cameras have been installed at these 29 places including Ramlila Ground and Karol Bagh.

A plan was also in the offing to install CCTV cameras in 28 other shopping areas, including Model Town and GTB Nagar, here, the affidavit said.

The court was hearing a PIL of Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), filed through its president Lalit Bhasin, seeking adequate security arrangements against terror attacks in the aftermath of the audacious strike at a gate of the high court here on September 7, 2011.

Police, in its affidavit, said it has also conducted short term capsule courses to train its personnel to effectively deal with such incidents in future.

During the hearing, Bhasin however termed the steps of Delhi Police as "insufficient" and sought actions on the lines of Maharashtra which, after the recent Mumbai terror attacks, had taken various measures to safeguard the port city.

Maharashtra government, besides establishing an NSG hub in Mumbai, had raised a special team of "Force One", on the lines of NSG and also established 38 quick response teams (QRT) to deal with any future terror attacks in the state, Bhasin said.

The court, which was apprised by the home ministry that it has given inputs to the city police, has now fixed the case for hearing on March 14.