CCTVs used during SAARC to be moved to crime prone areas

Metropolitan Police Commissioners Office (MPCO), Ranipokhari on Tuesday said that the CCTVs installed at the premises of Soaltee Hotel and Rastrya Sabha Griha (City Hall) during 18th SAARC Summit will be moved to various other crime prone zones in Kathmandu Valley.

A total of 203 CCTV cameras were installed along the exit and entry points of the Kathmandu Valley, the residences of VVIPs attending the summit, venue of the summit and roads leading to the venues as an attempt to beef up security during the summit. Additional 25 CCTVs were installed at Hotel Soaltee and 25 were installed at the City Hall premises.

“We will install those CCTVs after studying the areas where the crime numbers are increasing, where there is dense population and where the public movement is higher,” AIG Bigyan Raj Sharma, Police Commissioner of Metropolitan Police said.

The MPCO also said that those newly installed CCTVs were IP based cameras and were connected with fiber networks. “We are making an arrangement so that all the CCTVs were monitored and made best use of the CCTVs by the law enforcement agencies like Traffic Police, Police Headquarters among others at a time,” AIG Sharma said. Before SAARC Kathmandu valley had only 116 CCTVs in various points in Kathmandu valley.

Source: Republica