Himachal: Baddi police feted for 'Third Eye' project

Evidence-based policing, CCTV surveillance reduced crime: DGP

Himachal: Baddi police feted for 'Third Eye' project

Baddi police being conferred with the silver award for e-governance at Hyderabad on Friday.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, January 7

The Third Eye, an evidence-based policing with CCTV surveillance matrix in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh (BBN) industrial hub, had helped reduce crime by 30 per cent, said DGP Sanjay Kundu.

Former Baddi SP Rohit Malpani (now SP, cyber crime), under whose supervision the project was implemented, received the National e-Governance Silver Award from Dr Jitender Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, at Hyderabad today, during the 24th national conference on e-Governance.

Congratulating the team on the achievement, Kundu said the recovery rate of stolen property was 100 per cent.

The project was implemented under the public-private partnership, in coordination with the industries in BBN area, without seeking any financial assistance from the government, he said.

As many as 2,038 CCTV cameras were installed in Baddi district. “Besides initiatives such as geotagging of CCTVs on Google Maps, and surveillance through vehicle-mounted cameras, a cyber lab facilitating CCTV footage analysis was also renovated,” he said.

To ensure the CCTVs functioned uninterrupted, an in-house wing was set up by the Baddi police and suggestions were also sought from the industry representatives to enhance its effectiveness, the DGP said.

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