Faridpur Inayet Khan of Bithri block adjacent to the city has resorted to technical measures rather than the chief police-administration in the case of theft and robbery in the village. Has installed 42 CCTVs in the main village streets. The chief did not use government funds to install CCTV. Chief Kamlesh Patel himself has spent Rs 4.50 lakh on the CCTV project. The chief has set up a control room inside his house for surveillance.
Inayat Khan village is far ahead of other villages in Faridapur Bare Li in taking advantage of government projects. The Rurban Mission project also started from Faridpur Inayet Khan village. Theft incidents in the village increased during the corona transition period. Many homes were stolen. Many peasant animals were also taken as thieves. The thieves targeted the school and the canteen of the Ruban Mission. More than a dozen were stolen over two months. At night some farmers are attacked by unknown people in their homes. In most cases, the police are empty handed. The village head himself took refuge in CCTV to control theft and other crimes. Upon entering the village, the person comes under CCTV. CCTV has been installed in more street lights in the village.
Reduced alcohol and gambling
Alcohol and gambling have also been controlled in the village due to the installation of CCTV. People have stopped drinking in public. Reduced gambling games.
False cases are closed
False cases were filed in the village after the CCTV was installed. During the fighting, villagers often complained of illegal harassment against each other. Now the truth is being caught on CCTV.
Crime was on the rise in the village. I have installed 42 CCTVs to protect the lives and property of the villagers. I sit in the control room and monitor till 1 pm. Crime has decreased due to the installation of CCTV. I have used my personal money in this project.
Kamlesh Patel, Principal Faridpur Inayat Khan