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SC opens up to ‘Live Recording’ of Court Proceedings, CCTVs to be installed on trial basis

February, 7 2017:

Audio-Video Recording of Court Proceedings
Audio-Video Recording of Court Proceedings

An online survey had found that 97% of Citizens wanted Live Video recording of Court hearings.

Supreme Court has finally appeared inclined to relent on and said that as a first step, it would like installation of CCTV cameras in one district court in each State.

Experiment would be carried out in Gurgaon District Court. Before passing direction for installation of the cameras in one court in each state to record proceedings.

Apex Court Bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice U U Lalit decided to send two member team comprising of Senior Advocate R Venkataramani and Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh to Gurgaon District Court to examine working of CCTV camera and file feasabilityof installation of such cameras

Apex Courts decision came about in innocuous matrimonial case where husband had petitioned the Supreme Court seeking a direction for “audio-video recording of the proceedings by trial court to ensure fair trial to petitioner, may be at cost of the petitioner“.

Justice Goel and Justice Lalit recalled that Centre had written to SC in past for video recording of the court proceedings and also that Law Commission had made a similar recommendation.

Apex Court Bench agreed and has sought a report on Gurgaon Court in four weeks and has posted matter for further hearing on March 21.

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