New Delhi, July 29: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday tore apart L-G Anil Baijal‘s report on the installation of the CCTV cameras in Delhi. Kejriwal was on stage addressing a gathering when he ripped the report which, as per the Delhi CM, said that the installation of the CCTVs would need a license from the police even if the locals use their own money for it. Also Read - Farm Bills 2020: Haryana Home Minister Hits Out at Kejriwal, Asks Him What Provisions of Bills Benefit Corporates
Hinting at corruption, the Delhi CM said, “Report of LG’s committee whose members are police personnel, says if someone installs CCTV cameras in Delhi, even with their own money, they’ll have to get license from police. License means paisa chadhao, license le jaao.” Before tearing off the report, he said, “Janta ki marzi hai ki is report ko phaad do. Janta janardan hai jantantra mein.” Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Should've Admitted That There is Community Spread in Delhi, Says Satyendra Jain
Arvind Kejriwal had earlier said that he will do whatever is required to implement his schemes. While talking to the media, he had said he would fight wherever and whenever required for the welfare of the public. “We have faced so many hurdles and have fought for it. We will now also ensure that all our schemes are implemented,” Kejriwal said, adding, “It will take time, but I will try my best to expand the benefits of our schemes to each and every person in Delhi.”
LG office responded to the allegations and said that the fact that “more than two lakh cameras have already been installed in the city without coordination highlights the need for a proper framework and information mechanism so that all CCTVs in public places installed in Delhi work optimally.”
“There’ve been reported instances of misuse of CCTVs for intrusion&compromises on the privacy of individuals. Use of surveillance camera system shouldn’t be permitted to become a tool to violate the privacy of individuals which has been held to be a fundamental right by SC,” LG Office said.