Bombay HC directs Maha govt to submit status report of CCTVs installations at Police stations

Bombay High Court has directed Maharashtra government to submit a report on current status of CCTVs installations at Police stations.

The directive came after a division bench of Bombay High Court raised eyebrows on the functioning of the state government in relation to CCTV installations despite the orders of the Supreme Court as well as the high court.

The state government had yesterday informed the court that there are 1,089 police stations in the state and so far 6,092 cameras had been installed in 547 of them. Of these 5,639 cameras were functional and 453 word non functional. Refusing to pass any order regarding functionality of the cctv cameras the High Court  said that it appears that state is intentionally not installing cameras in police stations and whenever CCTV footage is sought by the court it is not produced and lame excuses are given.

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