Superintendent of police (SP) Mohit Chawla has said the police department was launching a 'Community Eye' scheme in which the police will fix more CCTV cameras and request educational institutions, business centers and individual people to fix CCTV cameras in their respective areas to keep vigil over unlawful activities.
The SP was addressing mediapersons invited for a get together on the beginning of the New Year here on Friday.
He added that police was keeping vigil over the unlawful activities through 'road eye' camera that was fixed on the top of the helmet of policeman who drive the vehicle in the town. He said that the 'road eye' camera facilities will be provided to Sundernagar and Nerchowk area police soon.
Chawla said, “Mandi police will use drone security system to keep 24 hour vigil through sky in the coming Shivratri Fair in February.”
He added the police was initiating steps to add more social and volunteer organisations in the 'Operation Mukti', a community participation campaign against drug abuse.
Mandi police have registered 143 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act, booked 185 people and recovered 76.5kg charas, 2.5kg opium and destroyed more than 95,000 plants of cannabis and opium in 2014.