Allahabad high court to get hi-tech security gadgets

Allahabad high court to get hi-tech security gadgets

Allahabad: In wake of increasing threat to vital establishments from terrorist outfits, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to equip the high court buildings with sophisticated gadgets.

The government has sanctioned Rs3.42 crore for installation of close circuit cameras and other security apparatus in the court premises, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

The administrative committee of the court had earlier forwarded requested the government to step up security arrangements at the high court premises, including its Lucknow bench.

To keep a tab on the movements of people visiting the court premises, CCTVs connected to sophisticated monitors will be installed, police said.

The system will provide a clear view of activities across the campus and help the security personnel in maintaining a watchful eye, the police said.

High-speed dome cameras with zoom facility would be installed to obtain still photographs of any spot, an officer said.

Following serial blasts in the sessions courts in Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi last year, security measures in the courts have already been beefed up.

The officer said that recent Mumbai attacks necessitated the need for improving the surveillance system at important places like the high court, which witnesses heavy movement of people.