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Karnataka: CCTV cameras in public places mandatory

By Chennabasaveshwar

The Legislative Council on Wednesday passed the Karnataka Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Bill, which makes installation of CCTV cameras mandatory.

Installation of CCTV cameras mandatory. PTI file photo

With the passing of the bill, alll commercial and industrial establishments, educational and religious institutes, hospitals and various other places in corporation limits have to install CCTV cameras.

The Bill also applies to railway stations, bus-stands and sports complexes. This rule will cover Bengaluru and other municipal corporations in other cities in the state. The bill which was passed in the Legislative Council, was tabled by Home Minister R. Ramalinga Reddy.

Piloting the bill Home Minister Reddy said the bill makes it mandatory for owners of the establishments to make available video footage from the CCTV cameras, if sought by the police for investigation.

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