Tihar to get new CCTV cameras
NEW DELHI: Tihar Jail, the largest prison in the country, is set to get a major video surveillance overhaul as officials said they will increase the number of CCTV cameras in the complex by more than five times. From 942 cameras, the jail is set to get 5,692 night vision cameras within 10 months, officials said.
Last month, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal approved the ₹120-crore project for the modernisation of video surveillance inside the prison.
Jail officers said there would be no blind spot left inside the 400acre complex once it gets the proposed addition of 4,750 new cameras.
“There will be mix of pan tilt zoom, dome and bullet cameras. This will be the first time all cameras will have facility of night vision. They will help in preventing any unlawful activity inside the prison and will also help monitor every single activity inside,” a prison spokesperson said.
At 15,892 inmates, the prison in west Delhi is the most overcrowded jail in India and houses some of the most high profile inmates including gangster Chhota Rajan, former parliamentarian Shahbuddin, Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal and VVIP chopper deal middleman Christian Michel. HTC