June 20, 2017
Superintendent of Police, Coimbatore, R.V. Ramya Bharathi today urged the traders to install CCTV cameras in their business establishments for security reasons.
Addressing a naxal prevention awareness camp held for traders at Alandurai, she said installing the cameras would not only help them develop in business but also help the police to trace any naxal movement in the region.
The camp, conducted by the police department and Alandurai unit of Tamizhaga Vyaparikal Samelanam, gave tips to the traders and shop owners on how to identify naxal movement and share the information with the police.
“Tamil Nadu is currently free from naxal attacks. But Alandurai is near Kerala border where there is a strong presence of naxalites. That is the reason why we are conducting the camp,” Ramya Bharati said and urged the shop keepers to maintain a logbook of new customers who visit their shop.
In his address, A. Mohan Navas, Additional SP, Naxal Prevention Division, asked the shop keepers and traders to be more careful if any of their customers place bulk orders. “If any stranger approaches you and places bulk order, be careful,” he said.
He asked pharmacy owners to immediately alert the police if anybody buys medicines for skin diseases and paracetamol in bulk.
“Batteries are the most common things which naxals shop,” he added.
Phone numbers of police officers and Naxal Special Division officers were distributed during the event.
K. Jayaraman, Secretary of the Alandurai unit of Tamizhaga Vyaparikal Samelanam said the association would ensure all shops installed CCTV cameras at the earliest.
Similar camps have been planned at different parts of the district, especially at regions close to Kerala border.