Gandhinagar, 15 March 2021
The Home Department has given 10 thousand “body-worn cameras” to the Gujarat Police at a cost of Rs 50 crore. The camera costs Rs 50,000. is. The government has not revealed what type of camera it is. But the highest resolution and memory camera in India costs Rs 25,000. When taken in bulk, it is 40 percent cheaper. The cameras are available online for Rs 2,000 to Rs 36,000. Such a camera does not cost the government more than Rs 25,000. Whose 50 thousand rupees have been paid. Members of Citizen Watch Group believe that the Home Department should disclose the reasons.
State for Home Pradeep Jadeja
Handing over the cameras, the Gujarat government announced that Gujarat is the first state in India to make extensive use of bodywear cameras. This is not stated by the Minister of State for Home Pradeep Jadeja. Actually, Jadeja is lying. The Uttar Pradesh Police had announced in 2019 to provide a large number of body line cameras.
Giving to the camera police is Pradeep Jadeja’s commendable work.
For traffic regulation, law and order, evidence, transparency, VVIP security, evidence can be obtained by carrying a ‘body warne camera’ on the shoulder, uniform, helmet or other clothing. It will be presented in court.
The police force will be smart and fast. Will be able to investigate serious crimes more effectively. Jadeja said that this camera will prove to be an effective weapon in the peace and security of Gujarat.
Benefits of body-worn camera
May lead the police to better transparency and accountability. Thus the legitimacy of law enforcement can be improved. A video or real-time video captured during a conversation with the community at the crime scene can help resolve the case. Trust between civilians and police officers may increase.
What happened in the presence of the police can be independently confirmed. Complaints about the behavior of police officers can be verified by recording conversations with residents. Both officers and citizens can be more controlled. Responsibility towards the people and the police increases.
The footage is extremely valuable in finding out what happened at the scene for evidence.
Video recorded by body-wear cameras on false accusations can help protect civilians as well as police officers from false accusations of misconduct and punishment.
Good quality audio and video – a must-have system. Must be able to capture video as well as tape conversations in any case. The body camera requires wide-angle video capture.
Battery backup – To make a long video without interruption, there should be a backup of 6 to 8 hours.
Real-time video – Physical cameras should have the ability to transfer real-time video to cloud storage for transparency.
Most modern models use H.265 and MPEG-4 encoding or compression. H.265 is the new standard with improved compression. Which really helps in compressing the video file size. The compression method maintains high video quality.
Could shoot very clearly at night.
Resolution settings – Must be able to record various resolution settings in low or high definition, such as 480, 720, or 1080.
There is a provision that can be easily switched on and off. But in fact, the Home Department needs to issue a circular to all the police to issue orders so that all recordings of the incident can be made mandatory. Otherwise, the video where the police are guilty will be removed or there will be no such shooting. But the order for giving the departmental punishment to the police for not doing minute-to-minute shooting in the investigation is necessary.
Mistrust of faith
Under the ‘Vishwas’ project, district headquarters, religious places and the Statue of Unity across the state have been equipped with more than 8 thousand cameras. The government has not released details of what happened as a result.
Home Secretary, this needs to be done
Home Secretary Nipun Torwane, State Police Chief Ashish Bhatia, Additional Director General of Law and Order and Police Modernization Narsingh Komar, Ahmedabad City Police Commissioner Sanjay Srivastava need to give details to the public as to what is the result of the use of CTV cameras?
What action has been taken against those police stations who do not follow the court order to install CCTV cameras. It should be made public. These cameras are fitted with public money and are not operated in 80 percent of police stations. Because the black handiwork of the police can be revealed in it.
After the Mumbai terror attacks, the white paper on what the state government has spent on modern policing in Gujarat should be made public since Hasmukh Patel’s time and the benefits of billions of rupees of technology.
This digitization of the police force has been praised at the national level. The use of modern technology to make ‘pocket coop’ has become widespread. Gujarat Home Machinery has done a good job. (translated from Gujarati)