The police on Friday launched the city electronic surveillance project and installed 20 high-definition closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in Model Town locality.
A total of 52 sensitive points were identified by the city police in the area which will be covered under the project.
Niku Park, Geeta Temple, Chun-Munn Mall, Nick Bakers road, KFC road, Gurdwara Guru Singh Sabha road, Goal market in the area will be covered under this, the officials said.
The cameras have wireless connectivity with the city police station to ensure round-the-clock monitoring.
“These cameras are capable to identify the suspects and vehicles passing through the area,” said assistant commissioner of police (Model Town) Karanveer Singh.
“The CCTV surveillance would help the police in controlling crime, especially snatchings and hit-and-run incidents,” said another police official.
It will also help keep tabs on incidents of eve-teasing, he further said. The police are planning to cover one of busiest places, Jyoti Chowk, and surrounding markets under the next phase of the project.
Police-public meets in Bhogpur, Mehatpur
The rural police department held several police-public meetings in Bhogpur and Mehatpur on Friday to know about the locals’ problems.
The villagers complained about the drug menace in the area and sought strict action against those involved in drug trade. They also mentioned the unnecessary involvement of politicians in police functioning.
Superintendent of police (investigation) HPS Khakh asked the parents to keep their children from drugs. He asked the youths to take part in sports to keep themselves healthy as they are the future of our country.