More CCTV cameras at Haj House

Haj House in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: The City Police on Friday suggested the Telangana Haj Committee to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at Haj House, Nampally to prevent any untoward incident during the Haj Camp 2017 which is going to commence from August 11. According to Abids Police Inspector, A Gangaram, a team of police officials had inspected the Haj House building two days ago to examine the security arrangements being made by the Haj Committee. “We found only few CCTV cameras were installed inside the building whereas no camera was installed at main gates and other entrances of the building,” he said.

Police had written to Special Officer, Haj Committee, S A Shakoor and urged him to install the cameras before the Haj Camp commence. “We pointed out the places around the building where cameras need to be installed.” he said. S A Shakoor said that Haj Committee would install the cameras in a day or two. “Security of pilgrims is paramount for us and we do not want to take any chances as we have been already told by the higher authority to be alert during this camp,” he said.

Meanwhile, Wakf Board Chairman, Mohammed Saleem and Special officer Haj Committee S A Shakoor on Friday inspected the arrangements being made for the Haj Camp and asked officials to shut the other entrances except main gate of the building. Earlier Minority Welfare Secretary, Omer Jaleel also wrote to Hyderabad and Cyberabad police commissioners to make proper security arrangements at Haj House Nampally and Haj Terminal Shamshabad International Airport.