CCTV needs to be installed in courts in public interest: SC

CCTV needs to be installed in courts in public interest: SC
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NEW DELHI: There is no need for privacy in courtrooms as nothing private happens there, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said as it favoured early installation of close circuit televisions in the courts.
The top court said the installation of CCTV cameras in the courts would be in larger public interest, discipline and security.
A bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit also sought a report from the Government of India (GoI) on the progress made on the issue in compliance with its earlier order in the matter.
“What privacy? This is not a case of privacy. We don’t need privacy here. Judges don’t need privacy in court proceedings. Nothing private is happening here. We all are sitting in front of you,” the bench observed.
Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for GoI, said the Ministry of Law and Justice has to sanction a proposal for financial outlay, which could be accorded any time soon.

 

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