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Now, policemen in Rohtak to work with body cameras

In yet another hi-tech initiative of the Rohtak Police, cops in the district will work with cameras fitted on their bodies that will record their activities of the entire day.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2017 09:30 IST
Hardik Anand
Rohtak superintendent of police Pankaj Nain fitting a body camera on a traffic cop in Rohtak on Tuesday .
Rohtak superintendent of police Pankaj Nain fitting a body camera on a traffic cop in Rohtak on Tuesday .(Manoh Dhaka/HT Photo)

In yet another hi-tech initiative of the Rohtak Police, cops in the district will work with cameras fitted on their bodies that will record their activities of the entire day.

The initiative has been taken to increase the city’s surveillance that will help the police in monitoring accidents and incidents of crime. To begin with, cameras will be fitted on the bodies of 15 traffic policemen and all vehicles of the station house officers of police stations in Rohtak.

The cameras will be able to record HD videos, photos, audios and track location of the policemen as well. Equipped with night vision, torch and laser light, they have the capacity to work for 20 hours.

The district police have also set up a surveillance room where all these cameras will be monitored.

Rohtak SP Pankaj Nain said the cameras will work as an aide to the policemen in performing their duties.

“Besides, these cameras, acting as strong evidence, will be helpful for us to carry an unbiased probe in allegations levelled against our policemen. It will also help us in getting rid of false allegations levelled on cops as well,” he said.

The SP said if the experiment worked in achieving its motives, it will be expanded further to more policemen in the district. “The public should follow suit and install cameras in their vehicles. This will help them record their activities,” he said.