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Cops to keep watch with closed-circuit cameras

CRICKET FANS running amok, lighting fires on the stands and police retaliating with brute force to quell the unrest - these unpalatable scenes from Guwahati and earlier during the Faridabad one-day international, have prompted the local police to further buttress their security system with security cameras for the match to be played on April 15 at the Usha Raje Stadium.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 14:15 IST

CRICKET FANS running amok, lighting fires on the stands and police retaliating with brute force to quell the unrest - these unpalatable scenes from Guwahati and earlier during the Faridabad one-day international, have prompted the local police to further buttress their security system with security cameras for the match to be played on April 15 at the Usha Raje Stadium.

It has been decided that there would be state-of-the-art closed-circuit cameras, covering all the stands of the stadium along with all entrance gates. In all, the police plan to hook up around 40 closed-circuit cameras during the match. Senior officials would monitor the output of these cameras at a Control Room being set up at the North Pavilion.

SP Adarsh Katiyar said that at the first hint of trouble spotted on the screen - like a small scuffle, or heated exchanges – the police would move in to control the situation and nip any trouble in the bud. The police expect that apart from making it easier to identify the troublemaker these cameras would also act as a deterrent.

As it is, the police would not allow anything that could be used as a missile – water bottles, water pouches, eatables etc - inside the stadium, or for that matter even mobiles or bags. Food and water would be available inside the stadium.

It has also been decided that once a person enters the stadium he would be allowed to leave only when the game ends, and if he chooses to leave the stadium before the match ends, he would have to surrender the ticket and wouldn’t be allowed to re-enter. The police would man all the entrance gates and frisk all those coming in, while they would be assisted by private security inside the stadium.