Chandigarh: To bring transparency in functioning of Chandigarh Police officials deployed at traffic duties, Police Department is planning to fix ‘body camera’ in uniform of policemen.
According to sources, City cops have already conducted a trial with body camera, however , number of cameras to be purchased and to whom these body cameras will be given, is yet to be finalised.
The initiative of fixing body cameras was decided after a series of spats been reported between cops and public at check posts. In order to get clear picture of nakas and get insight into dealing of cops with general public, the plan of putting body cameras on uniform came into consideration.
The cameras will be installed on shirt and recording of cameras will be stored for further viewing of senior officials. Body cameras will assist in curbing corruption to great level as cops asking for bribe instead of issuing challan will get nailed and frequent complaints of residents of misbehavior by cops will also be addressed.
SSP Traffic Chandigarh Police said “The plan is in consideration at present and we are conducting trials for the same but at present nothing can be concluded in this matter.” Chandigarh Police will be 2nd police force in the country after Noida police to have body cameras .
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