Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday tore a report on CCTVs prepared by a special committee constituted by the L-G and said that his government would start installing the cameras without a licence from the Delhi police.
Hitting out at the L-G and the police, Kejriwal said that they had been trying to set up CCTVs for the last three years but the Centre had not let the elected government work. He added that after several protests in the past there was some progress on the issue and work to install 1.4 lakh cameras was to be awarded to a government company. But then the L-G formed a panel.
Speaking on the occasion deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that all decisions of the AAP government were based on feedback from masses.
“If CCTVs are to be installed in a society or market then who should decide where to install? Should the people have this right or the DCP licensing? CCTV is necessary for safety and security of public,” Sisodia said.