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Over 3K CCTVs to be put up in Rachakonda Commissionerate

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

To increase the electronic surveillance to prevent and detect crime, over 3,000 CCTV cameras are being installed in Rachakonda Police Commissionerate under community and government CCTV projects.

"CCTV Project has been undertaken with cooperation of community people in the Commissionerate area in 1,219 localities and so far 854 cameras have been installed and work is in progress in remaining areas," Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat told reporters.

"Accordingly government CCTV project is also under progress in which 2,234 CC cameras would be installed in different strategic locations in three phases," said Bhagwat.

Rachkonda Commissionerate which was bifurcated from Cyberabad Commissionerate in June this year would have its new building over the next one year, Bhagwat said adding identification of land for construction of new Commissionerate building is in final stage.

Rachakonda Police Commissionerate website would be launched on January 1,2017, the Commissioner said.

A total of 12,750 cases of various offences including dacoity, robbery, kidnappings and rapes were reported out of which 8,411 were detected during the year, he said.

120 cases of kidnapping were detected out of 154 reported while 142 rape cases were detected out of 153 cases. A total of 2,503 property cases were reported till December 20 this year as against 2558 cases reported last year.

Bhagwat further said as many as 57 cases were registered against the organisers who were running "prostitution houses".

"166 organisers were arrested while 71 victims were rescued, adding for the first time in Telangana, 25 prostitution houses including 5 lodges were seized under section 133 CrPC in the limits of Rachakonda Commissionerate".

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First Published: Sat, December 24 2016. 16:48 IST