Several Lodge Owners Booked For Not Installing surveillance Cameras


Five lodge owners in Katra were booked for not installing CCTV cameras on their properties despite an official notification, police said yesterday.

Katra, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, is the base camp for the pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Reasi) Mohita Sharma said separate FIRs were registered against the lodge owners at Katra Police Station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).


Police conducted a surprise check of commercial properties, including hotels, lodges and shops, in the town and found five lodges without CCTV cameras, prompting the action, she said.

A notification regarding the installation of CCTV cameras was earlier issued by the District Magistrate, Reasi.