I am the secretary of a society in Navi Mumbai. One of the member who is having two flat one in his name and the second one in his wife name has installed a CCTV camera outside Both his Flats. He has also installed one CCTV camera in the Parking lot where he parks his car.
The fact of the case his that this particular member's was murdered in Kerala and the accused is now behind bars. The accused has issued a threat to the member that he and his henchmen will eliminate him and his entire family.
Secondly there was an incident wherein his car parked in the parking lot was vandalised and his front side glass was broken by some miscreants in the society.
He has also submitted the photographs of the security guards in the night who are found sleeping whilst on duty.
The member has thus installed a CCTV camera to safeguard him and his family as it is a security threat to his family members at NaviMumbai.
Now the question is one member who is staying just opposite his house has objected to the CCTV camera being installed as his door is in front of the CCTV Camera. However the door is always closed. She is contending that her privacy is affected.
1.Now my question is whether a member can install CCTV on the wall of his flat.
2.Whether it will lead to encroaching or infringement upon the privacy of the other members.
3.Whether installing CCTV Camera outside the door of his flat is permissible.
4.Now big society and towers are installing CCTV camera's outside the flat of every house so for security reason whether the member has the right to install CCTV on thedoor of his flat. Also I am been given to understand that to protect from criminal elements I am having a right to safeguard my security and hence I am entitled to install CCTV camera outside my flat.
5.The byelaws also does not have any clause as to prohibition of CCTV by a Member.
Kindly suggest the appropriate action I should take in this regard. Also requested to provide citation /judgement on the above matter which is in favour of the member or not. The member has already applied for an Adinterim order before the JMFC and he has got and order not to remove the CCTV camera till the next date of hearing. So citation could help me to solve this problem.