Upgrading Surveillance System to Fight Crime: Police Commissioner: The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Amritsar, September 11

Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal announced that currently the police are focused on upgrading the surveillance system by linking cameras in industrial areas, residential areas and local markets with the police central command and using drones to better monitor the whole city.

He said this during a meeting with a delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Amritsar area, held here on Friday.

“Regular patrols would be undertaken in industrial areas to combat crime during shift changes and pay days. To ensure the safety of the rural population, we would involve the Amritsar Rural Police. This would help promote and support the industry located in the rural areas of the city, ”he added.

The Police Commissioner said: “Considering that Amritsar is an industrial city with a large migrant population, the city has its own set of challenges and to overcome them we are launching an app for the verification of migrant workers. This would help to further strengthen security measures in the city. “

Alarmed by the increase in cases of thefts and assaults, a delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), led by Rajiv Sajdeh, president of the CII zone of Amritsar, met with the police commissioner.

They said that before the outbreak of Covid-19 only a few incidents took place, but later the number increased dramatically. They pointed out that several incidents had gone unreported as many victims did not want the hassle of visiting police stations repeatedly. They are calling for the strengthening of the police and surveillance, especially in industrial zones.

Sajdeh said, “This is a welcome decision and the ICN would extend all possible support and help the police station in the process of upgrading. Our focus of the meeting is primarily to brief officials on some of the challenges related to security and public order issues facing industry and ordinary citizens, in addition to exploring areas where the CII and authorities local police officers can work together.

Karan Verma, Vice President, CII, Amritsar Zone, said: “Besides the industrial units scattered in mixed-use areas, there are up to 10 large and small industrial clusters, which include two focal points, one area industrial and industrial zone. domain. A focal point for engineering and textiles is located on the GT route and another new focal point on the Mehta route. In addition, there is an industrial zone and a few industrial hotbeds in and around Chheharta. Most of the cottage units are located in Putlighar, Islamabad, GT Road, Verka Industrial Zone, towns near Amritsar Engineering College, Attari, Batala Road and Majitha Road.

He demanded that the police strengthen the security coverage of these areas to prevent the deterioration of the public order situation.

Joint Police Commissioner D Sudarvizhi, DCP, Law and Order, Amritsar, Parminder Singh Bhandal, ADCP from various areas, high level officers among others were present.

The CII delegation meets the PC

Alarmed by the increase in cases of thefts and assaults, a delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), led by Rajiv Sajdeh, president of the CII zone of Amritsar, met with the police commissioner.


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