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JAMMU: A Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Baddar Durez Ahmed and Justice Alok Aradhe directed that entire periphery of the High Court should be under CCTV surveillance and adequate number of CCTVs having high resolution should be provided.
The court direction came in Public Interest Litigation filed by Summit Nayyar seeking security of Court Complex, advocates and litigants.
Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi with Advocate Summit Nayyar appeared for the PIL whereas Senior AAG W.S Nargal represented the State. When the matter was taken-up for hearing, the Division Bench impleaded Chief Engineer PWD as respondent and Senior AAG Seema Shekhar who was present in the court accepted notice on behalf of newly added respondent. Division Bench further observed that counsel appearing for the State submits that a comprehensive action plan to revamp the security measures and infrastructure in the High Court premises and the District Court premises at Jammu shall be filed within two weeks. “The comprehensive plan shall clearly indicate the timeline within which the requisite action shall be taken”, the court added.
Apart from above mentioned directions, the court also directed for provision to make it necessary to X-ray the baggage or bags in the District Court complex. “This may also be provided in the action plan. It has also been felt that the lawyers/advocates may be issued security ID Cards, so that there are no miscreants impersonating as lawyers, who may enter the premises”, the court observed adding that comprehensive report that is to be submitted by the counsel for the State shall be placed before this Court in a sealed cover.
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