Kanpur police stations install voice recording cameras for better transparency

The Kanpur Police Commissioner has decided to install CCTVs in all police stations to enhance transparency after relatives of many detainees and victims accused the officers of misbehaving with them.

CCTV cameras with voice recording are installed in all police stations in Kanpur. (Picture for representation)

CCTV cameras with sound recorders are installed in all police stations in Kanpur to “enhance transparency”. Only police officers will be able to monitor activities taking place in police stations via cellphones and iPads. “This arrangement will come into effect within four days,” said Additional Police Commissioner Anand Prakash Tiwari.

Under the initiative of Kanpur Police Commissioner, CCTV installation work started on Tuesday. Soon, all the police stations will have this installation in which all the activities of the police stations will be captured.

Additional Police Commissioner Anand Prakash Tiwari said, “Good quality sound recording CCTV cameras are installed in all police stations in Kanpur so that transparency can be established.

Until now, there were no sound recording cameras in any police station. For this reason, police conversations with the accused or complainants often could not be traced. Relatives of detainees sometimes accuse the police of having behaved badly at the police station, but for lack of evidence, the truth cannot come to light. This exercise was initiated to overcome this problem.

Recently, the National Commission for Women (NCW) sent a notice to the Kanpur Police Commissioner to take strict action against the police officers who were allegedly involved in the alleged assault of an elderly maid for confessing his crime in the Madhu Kapoor murder case.

After these incidents and allegations, the commissioner of Kanpur decided to install CCTVs with sound recording facilities to develop more transparency in police stations.

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