Sunday, February 25, 2024

M’laya to install CCTV

In the aftermath of terror attacks, the Meghalaya government has decided to install Close Circuit Television (CCTV) at all important public places to thwart terror attacks here, a top government official said today.
“Surveillances of public places and a balance between accessibility and screening will be worked out at all important locations,” Meghalaya Additional Chief Secretary WMS Pariat said
He said the state government is concentrating more on preventive measures to ensure that the state is not rocked by the Mumbai and Assam type terrorists’ attacks.
“In order to prevent terror attacks, we felt the need to install CCTV at all important public places and take into confidence the local bodies in all the localities,” Pariat said.
The expenditure for installing these CCTV will have to be borne by the centre, while a proposal is being prepared by the state police to send to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, he informed.
“We are continuously monitoring the state security forces preparedness to deal with such eventuality. The state police Special Branch is keeping a constant vigil at all public places and wherever they find manpower constrain the uniformed men service is being utilized,” he said.
He added that the modernization of the police force is a continued process as fund is being provided by the union government.
Underscoring the need for the state residents to be proactive in helping to prevent terror attack, Pariat said that the government had asked the police headquarter to direct all the police stations to build up a “rapport” with the local headmen and rangbah shnongs to glean information about stranger and suspicious people in their locality.

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