Police in Bangalore, India are using CCTV systems to keep an eye on officers at two major bases in the city.
According to the Bangalore Mirror, CCTV cameras have been installed at the HSR Layout and Madiwala police stations.
Chief inspectors hope the new technology will help to reduce malpractice and corruption following complaints of impropriety on the part of subordinates.
Because the stations are so large, it has so far been difficult to monitor the activity of officers across the entire base.
But CCTV cameras are now in operation at entrances, halls, cabins and cell areas in each facility.
Maidwala police inspector Purushotham M L said: "I arranged for these cameras to be installed as I thought they would prove a deterrent to any illegal activity.
"With the cameras, subordinates get the feeling that they are being watched and so would work properly. I believe it has had a positive impact and it has improved the quality of work rendered by the staff here."
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