Puducherry, Dec 5: Federation for People’s Rights (FPR) here on Wednesday urged the government to install CCTV cameras in all police stations as directed by the Police Complaints Authority (PCA).
In a release here, FPR Secretary G Sugumaran pointed out that the Chairperson of the PCA and Retired High Court Judge Rajasurya who had inquired the issue of notorious criminal Thattanchavady Senthil being made to kneel down during a press conference in a police station has directed the DGP on August 29 to install CCTV cameras in all police stations in three months.
However, the order of the Judge was yet to be implemented, he said.
Sugumaran said, Judicial Magistrate-4 who is inquiring the death of a prisoner Jayamurthy has found that the CCTV clippings at the Bahour police station were deleted. Hence, steps should be taken to register and preserve the CCTV registrations in all police stations at the DGP office which would help to prevent lock-up deaths and human right violations, the FPR Secretary added.
He also said that he had sent memorandum in this regard to the Lt.Governor Kiran Bedi, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy,Chief secretary and DGP.