Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday February 7 ordered the State Government to strictly implement the Smart Traffic Management System in the City by issuing appropriate directions to police officers to wear body cameras while on duty.
This direction was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum while allowing public interest litigation filed by Geetha Misra, who sought directions from the authorities concerned to consider representation regarding the proper use of body cameras by police officers while discharging their duty.
The petitioner’s counsel said that is not using the cameras that were procured for Rs. 74 lakh and that more such cameras should be procured to stop corruption in the police department.
The government advocate responded that the State Government has already taken action and procured 1,097 cameras out of a total of 2,680 and the remaining cameras will be procured within 30 days.