STATE TIMES NEWS RAJOURI: With a focus to expedite the disposal of court cases, District Court Rajouri started the trial of prisoners from jail with the mode of video-conferencing. As per the details, Vide letter No DJR / MH/5214-17 dated 09-12-2019 of Superintendent District Jail Dhangri a request was made for adjournments of the dates of the cases of the under trial due to non-availability of Police escort /transport for today. Thereafter The Principal Sessions Judge Rajouri Jaffer Hussain Beg took initiative to conduct trial through VC to avoid the delay in trial of under trial cases and System Officer Varun Chibber installed video conferencing system in the Court Room and connection was successfully connected with District Jail authorities Rajouri for attendance of the accused/ under trials through video conference. For the assistance of the production of the accused from jail Mohd Rafiq Superintendent Jail Rajouri was on line. Today, the statement of one witness in the case of under trial was recorded and in two other cases, arguments were heard where the accused were present through video conferencing. The facility was inaugurated by Principal and District Sessions Judge, Rajouri Jaffer Hussain Beg at District Court Complex, Rajouri. The facility was supervised by the Nodal Officer and e-Courts Staff of District Rajouri. Terming it an important step in the speedy delivery of justice, Principal and District Sessions Judge Rajouri Jaffer Hussain Beg said that video-conferencing will be used for extending judicial remands of accused before or during trial without producing the under trial prisoners before court . “This will not only save time of courts but it will also save resources of the state which is being spent in producing accused or under-trial prisoners before courts”, he said and added that the judiciary in the state is fast adopting information technology in judicial processes to provide cost-effective and expeditious services to litigants. He also said that video-conferencing facility will also be used in recording statements of specialist witnesses like doctors, forensic experts and others. On this occasion, Public Prosecutor representing the state, the counsel for the accused lodged in Distt. Jail were also present and appreciated the system.
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