Goa schools could soon have CCTVs, phone jammers

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 13:30 hrs

Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) All educational institutions in Goa could soon have mobile phone jammers and CCTV cameras to keep an eye on miscreants hanging out on campuses.

At a meeting of top police officials and school managements, CCTV cameras were identified as one of the key ways of deterring incidents like the brutal rape of a seven-year-old girl in a school in the port town of Vasco, 35 km from here.

"We have said that they (school management) have to install CCTV cameras. Physical security is good, but using technology to deter anti-social elements is extremely necessary," said a police official who attended the meeting said.

A total of 34 heads/representatives of the schools and colleges in Panaji, attended the meeting which was addressed by Superintendent of Police Vishram Borkar.

"We have also suggested to the school to install jammers is possible inside campuses as a security measure," the official said, adding that beat patrolling would also be increased near school areas to ensure that students are safe.

The rape of a seven-year-old girl on Monday and the inability of police to arrest the accused had caused several protests in the state, known for its reputation as a beach party destination.

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