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CCTVs to be installed in childcare shelters

gurgaon Updated: Sep 11, 2012 23:58 IST
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Following incidents of child abuse in shelter homes of Gurgaon and Rohtak, the Haryana government has decided to install closed-circuit cameras (CCTVs) with LCD televisions in all observation and special homes of the state for the safety of juveniles.

Stating this on Tuesday, Sumita Misra, director general, Women and Child Development Department, claimed that directions had been issued to district programme officers and superintendents of shelter homes to take necessary action in this regard.

She said that one camera would be installed at the entrance to keep a check on people coming to shelters while other cameras would be installed at other points for security purpose.

Misra said a proposal has also been sought for provision of video conferencing in observation homes so that in future, statements of juveniles could be recorded through e-conferencing with the magistrate.

In May this year, an 18-year old caretaker in an orphanage of a Gurgaon-based NGO in Sector 52 had allegedly sexually assaulted five minor girls. Earlier in January, an HIV-infected NGO caretaker had allegedly sexually assaulted HIV positive minors in Maruti Kunj.