New Delhi: In an effort to checkmate brawl among people who are high on alcohol, the excise department has planned to install close circuit television cameras (CCTV) outside 550 liquor shops in Delhi.

The government planned to install CCTV in order to tighten the noose around the tipplers who create ugly scene around the liquor shops. With the provision of CCTV around the shops, a scuffle could be averted.

The excise department has handed the responsibility of installing the camera to the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) after taking permission of the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi in this regard.

Police said that the move will be easier to prosecute the offenders caught on camera and later the footage could be used to support the case during the trial.

The CCTV will be connected to the excise department and the headquarters of the liquor manufacturing companies. Officials will watch the footage, which will be kept safe for 30 days so that it could be used during investigation.

There are about 450 government liquor shops in Delhi and 100 being owned by private vendors. If any mishap is recorded, police could be informed.

JPN/Bureau