Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): President sanctioned Rs 80 lakhs for jail employees to wear body cameras.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday sanctioned a pilot project under which jail employees will wear body cameras in four states–Rajasthan, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh (UP).
UP Prisons, Office of Director General informed that the President has sanctioned an amount of 80 lakhs for UP’s jails under this scheme.
The jail superintendents will ensure the confidentiality of the recorded data, in order to maintain the privacy of the detainees and staff.
It is believed that these cameras will be helpful in detecting violent criminal acts, drug addiction, suicide, and prison security-related problems.
A control room for camera operation, monitoring, recording, storage will be established in the respective jails and a senior officer of the prison will be made in-charge of this control room.