DIMAPUR, April 8 - Following Nagaland police chief Rupin Sharma�s order, Dimapur police personnel have started wearing body-worn cameras while on patrolling duty to ensure a more secure and safer environment for denizens of Dimapur.
It is one of the steps towards bringing transparency in the working of the police and making them people friendly, a Dimapur police release said on Sunday.
The DGP on April 5 directed Dimapur police patrolling parties to wear body-worn cameras while on patrolling duty with immediate effect. At least one member of all the patrolling parties must wear body-worn cameras, he said in an order.
Reviewing law and order and security situation in Dimapur in Commissioner of Police office here, the State police chief also directed that mobile vehicle patrols and the QRTs be fitted with car dash-cameras by April 9. He also informed that more CCTV cameras will be installed in Dimapur in the coming days among other security measures.
Similar measures will be put in place in Kohima too next week, the order said.
Two traders, including a 45-year-old woman, were shot at by unknown miscreants in extortion-related incidents in different locations in the town recently. Intermittent cases of extortion and shooting besides abduction of businessmen are reported in the State, especially in Dimapur and Kohima.