JAMMU, April 6: Jammu District Magistrate Anshul Garg today issued an order requiring owners and market associations to install CCTV cameras outside their business establishments in view of the threat prevailing, linked to the recent increase in incidents of selective targeting of innocent citizens in Jammu and Kashmir by anti-nationals and subversive elements.
A similar order was also issued by DM Reasi, Babila Rakwal.
“In exercising my powers under 144 Cr. PC, 1973, I Anshul Garg, IAS, District Magistrate, Jammu, hereby issues this written order for strict observance by owners of business establishments and market associations, whether registered or not, who shall, within two weeks (14 days) from the date of publication of this order take the following measures:
Cameras should be installed/located to cover the approach areas to the entry and exit points of market establishments/clusters of shops as well as the entry and exit points from the association of shops car parks /establishment/market up to a distance of 40 metres.
Make sure that the video surveillance system thus installed is in working order at all times, 24 x 7, even when the establishment is closed.
The CCTV system must be of good quality with a minimum resolution of 1920 X 1080, a minimum illumination of 0.01 Lux, a focal length of 3.6 mm, built-in IR and a retention period of 30 days, with a record playback and download function.
Provide CCTV footage to police and other law enforcement agencies whenever requested.
Notify the police station officer at the nearest police station in case any suspicious movement or activity is observed in the CCTV system.
This Promulgated Order will come into effect on April 6, 2022 and will remain in effect for a period of 60 days, unless withdrawn early and subject to extension or modification.
Any breach of this order will result in the legal consequences set out in Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code 1860,” the order reads.