The German bakery terror attack early this year that has sensitised the city, has also prompted the authorities to equip policemen here with skills to handle audio-visual technology needed to analyze vital data contained in CCTV footage in a growing number of crime cases.
And the country's premiere Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), which is located here has come handy for the 20-member team of the city policemen who will be replacing their guns with cameras to undergo a training workshop in January next.
"These are willing recruits for the workshop, the first of its kind involving a fruitful interaction between the policemen and students of the FTII who will be actively imparting the necessary training in audio-visual technology that will help crack important cases," said Additional Commissioner of Police, Prabhat Kumar, in a talk with PTI.
Apart from being propelled on the terrorist radar with the February 13 bomb blast in the eatery that left 17 persons dead and dozens injured, the city has been witnessing an alarming rise in its crime rate with an increase in murders, rapes and robberies that has necessitated the use of sophisticated techniques to trace the culprits.
It is believed that police examined CCTV footage during German bakery blast investigations that ran into hundreds of minutes.