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Delhi Police directed to install CCTVs in all police stations


New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma has been asked to get CCTVs installed with recording facilities in all the police stations of the national capital.

This direction has come from the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), which heard a case of last year where two people were allegedly beaten up in a police station.

In wake of the observation that most of the CCTVs installed are non functional, the PCA has also advised the Police Commissioner to issue a standing order regarding their functioning and maintenance and take action against those who fail in maintaining them.

It is reported that Sandeep Gupta and his father Charan Dass Gupta were assaulted by the police officials in North Rohini Police Station on July 23, 2015, after which the latter started having hearing problem.

In the complaint, the complainants have alleged that the police pressurized the doctors not to mention all the injuries and to give a wishy-washy MLC report.

Sandeep Gupta in his complaint alleged that he was beaten badly and his money was snatched by the police, adding this was done as he complained against Inspector R.S. Mann, SHO, Keshavpuram.

It is reported that Sandeep Gupta was taken into the police custody after he had allegedly molested Head Constable Rekha of North Rohini Police Station.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have also been asked to ensure that Daily Diary (DD) entries are made whenever suspects are brought to the police station and also when they are released without making arrests.

This direction came following the hearing of a last year case where a person was kept in illegal custody/unlawful confinement for three days in a police station.

It is reported that a person named Manish was taken in police custody on April 4, 2015, but he was kept in illegal custody for three days in Mayur Vihar Police Station and was produced before the court on April 11, 2015.

Manish, the suspect, was taken into police custody after an MLA had complained about illegal collection of road tax from the vehicles plying on the road. (ANI)

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