33% CCTV Cameras are Non-Functional: Delhi Police to HC
The affidavit also provided area-wise status of functional and non-functional CCTVs across Delhi
The Delhi Police have informed the Delhi High Court that out of 4,388 CCTV cameras installed across the city, 1,457 are non-functional, The Indian Express reported on 11 October.
In its affidavit submitted to a bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao, the police pointed out that the CCTVs mainly cover “entry and exit points of a particular market/border area for security purposes, instead of covering road accidents”.
“In all, 4,388 CCTVs have been installed by Delhi Police and the same are being controlled and monitored exclusively by Delhi police,” the affidavit said.
It added that out of 78 CCTVs around the Supreme Court alone, 63 are functional and 15 are non-functional.
The affidavit also provided area-wise status of functional and non-functional CCTVs across Delhi including India Gate area, VIP route at Delhi Cantonment, Delhi High Court complex etc.
The affidavit came after the court issued a direction while hearing a PIL initiated by it, after receiving a letter from an AIIMS physiotherapist, which claimed that on the night of 28 June some miscreants in a speeding vehicle came towards his car and attacked him before fleeing.
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