VIJAYAWADA: Police have nabbed 33 criminals and identified 25 rowdy sheeters at bathing ghats till afternoon on first day itself of event in Vijayawada.
Many missing cases are noted at police outposts and all were traced due to CCTV surveillance and police mike announcements at ghats. Some cases of bag liftings were registered at Padmavathi ghat.
According to city police, 33 criminals belongs to five gangs and one gang belongs to Tamilnadu. They all were pickpocketers and property offenders.
City police had claimed that nabbing of police was happened with ease due to effective monitoring by police from control and command center (CCC). Total 200 police personnel at CCC are monitoring crime activities, density of piligrims for crowd management and traffic through 1400 CCTVs and 18 drones.
CCC has equipped with high-end LED screens to watch the footages. The center has capacity to receive footage feeds from 400 CCTVs at a time. Randomly, shifts for set of 400 CCTVs will be done on real time basis.
Police conference hall and monitoring room of command and control is also under complete surveillance with four CCTVs inside.
All police out posts at bathing ghats and police control rooms at Pandit Nehru Bus Stop, Railway station and main police control room will be updating complete information to command and control for the effective monitoring of city.