Police in India-controlled Kashmir is contemplating to install the sophisticated closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the 22 districts to strengthen its security setup and surveillance, a senior police official said Monday.
Though, the facility has already been put in place in the twin capital cities, Jammu and Srinagar, of the region, the decision to extend it has come to check the militant attacks in the towns and crowded places.
"Installing CCTVs is part of a security measure to bring down the militant attacks in the crowded areas," said a police official.
The police department has conducted a survey to identify the sensitive and vital places for installation of the cameras across the major towns in the region.
Besides installing new ones, the previously installed CCTV will be replaced by new one's.
The past two months have seen a surge in militant attacks in Srinagar. There have been several instances wherein suspected militants have made grenade attacks and indulged in shooting police and paramilitary troopers from point-blank ranges in the Srinagar city.