Mysuru: Mysuru City Police have beefed up security measures at Ladies Paying Guest (PG) accommodations, working women’s hostels and girls hostels for students.
The measures have been initiated in the wake of recent MBA student gang rape at the foot of Chamundi Hills and also the shooting-cum-dacoity incident at a jewellery store in Vidyaranyapuram.
The entire mobile machinery including the hi-tech Mobile Command Centre has been pressed into service to team up with Garuda and PCR vehicles at isolated places to keep an eye on movements of criminals before they commit the crime and at the plotting stage itself.
Speaking to reporters, City Police Commissioner Dr. Chandragupta said that, “in the wake of brutal crimes and also as Dasara festival is approaching, the surveillance machinery has been stepped up. Instructions have been passed on to all the Police Stations, especially where a majority of the ladies’ hostels are situated, to keep an eye on visitors and the inmates. Special Branch Officers have been asked to visit each PG accommodations and hostels and see if adequate security measures are in place.”
Sometimes, criminals in the guise of students and IT & BT employees stay in PGs. As all lodges, hotels and shelter homes insist on production of identity proofs such as Aadhaar Card and have CCTV cameras installed in their premises, anti-social people take shelter in PGs and in secluded homes as many of them do not insist on identity proofs. The Police are instructing the PG owners to affix CCTV cameras both inside and outside the accommodations with a minimum storage capacity of visuals for three months and regularly update information about the inmates to the jurisdictional Police Station.