The CCTV cameras help the residents keep tabs on any unidentified person visiting the colony, and ensure their own safety. The police department has been implying others to install CC cameras in all places where more than 100 people live or work.
Earlier an incident in M. Muralikrishna in the absence of the family the robbers, still unidentified, made away with Rs 7 lakh in cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 23 lakh from the house of a realtor. And another incident the robbers tied Lakshminaryana, the realtor’s father and Srinu, a worker, and successfully fled from the spot.
A student, M. Seshu, said that the members of the Prasanthinagar Development Committee proposed installation of CC cameras and the colony residents welcomed it and he said that we can know any strangers come into the colony and it is helpful if any problem rosette.
Prasanthinagar Development Committee president Kishore Kumar said that initially, the CC cameras were installed at the entrance of the colony and the main junction, and will shortly be installed on all streets of the colony. In the first phase the inmates donated Rs 40,000 for the cameras. DSP K. Narsimha welcomed the installation of supervision in the colony and said that the other citizens should follow Prasanthinagar. “This will help the police curb crime,” he said.
Guntur Urban SP Rajesh Kumar said that according to AP Public Safety (measures) Enforcement Act-2013 rules, installation of CC cameras is compulsory in places where over 100 persons work.