Sangrur has become the first district of Punjab, where the police in association with active participation of the public, has installed the CCTV cameras to keep a close tab on the activities of notorious elements.
Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa inaugurated the project which is named 'S4-surveillance system for safe society. This project will cost Rs 18 lakhs.
Initially, CCTV cameras have been installed in Sangrur city. Later this will be implemented in Malerkotla, Dhuri, Sunam and Sherpur areas.
SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu, who planned this project, said that Rs 11 lakhs were contributed by city residents, Rs 5 lakhs by MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa while Rs 3 lakhs were contributed by the municipal committee.
He said that initially 39 cameras have been installed in all major public places. A control room has been set up to monitor the activities of the anti-social elements. He said that the police would havea record of 15 days video recording, from where the police will could find the accused, if someone commits the crime in public.