Ti­har to get new CCTV cam­eras

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Region -

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

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