Himachal To Deploy Drones For Surveillance Of Illegal Mining – DGP Kundu

Dharamshala: In policing against illegal mining, Himachal Police has decided to use ‘Drones’ for surveillance to check and contain the activity, senior police officials stated here today.

Speaking to the media Sanjay Kundu, DGP Himachal said, “we shall ask the district deputy commissioners (DCs) to help the police in purchase of these Drones from the district mining fund. These drones shall be equipped with IP cameras.”

CCTV Surveillance

He added that recently CM Himachal inaugurated a Command Centre in state head quarter, and the department has now attached all 19000 cctv cameras to this centre to have a centrally control system. “soon we will extend the number of cctv’s to 68000 so that entire state could be monitored from single point. I have instructed all SP’s to meet DC’s to plan out to cover all the temples of the state with cctv cameras and have an eye on crowded through Drones during festival like Navratras” said Kundu.

He said that cctv cameras must be fitted inside and outside of all the educational institutions to check drug trafficking and drug abuse.

DGP Sanjay Kundu

“Kullu district has started an intelligent traffic system, which shall be implemented in Chamba, Kangra and Una district too,” said Kundu.

He said that the office of the DIG intelligence shall be shifted from Shimla to Dharamshala soon and for this, the process is on.

DGP said that the cyber crime is increasing in the fast pace, in view of it police have sent a proposal to the state government to increase the CID Crime Police Stations, from one at Shimla to one each in all the 12 districts of the state with trained staff and laboratory.

Police have registered 654 FIRs of those who do not wear masks in public and collected fines worth rs 26,33,750 in three districts of Northern police range i e the districts of Chamba ,Una and Kangra.

DGP was visiting Dharamsala to review the law and order situation of the districts of Kangra, Una and Chamba.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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