The Assam government on Friday introduced a bill in the state Assembly making it mandatory to the installation of CCTV cameras in all spaces that have a congregation of people to ensure public safety.
The owners of such spaces have to install the surveillance equipment within a stipulated period, failing which the premise may be sealed by local authorities, as per the proposed legislation.
“The Assam Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Bill, 2023,” was introduced in the House by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Ashok Singhal.
The statement of objects and reasons of the bill mentioned that the proposed act will serve as a bulwark against crime and through its enforcement, ensure public safety in areas like commercial places, industrial establishments, religious places, educational institutions, government buildings, sports complexes, residential buildings, etc.
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