After having issued clear directions during last hearing, the high court was on Tuesday not satisfied by the reply of principal secretary (home) DS Bains regarding crime investigation and law and order. "The DGP would file an affidavit on the desirability of the suggestion made by the petitioner. Prima facie to our mind, these (videography) can be of great assistance," said the court.
The court also made it clear that if no satisfactory arrangement was found by the next date, the court would be constrained to call upon two officers for assistance. Punjab's advocate general Ashok Aggarwal assured the court: "I'll write to the authorities concerned to start it as pilot project in at least five or six cities first." The next hearing is on October 28.
The petitioner had sought directions for investigating all offences with the help of videography to dispel the impression of false implication of the accused and achieve the object of fair investigation. She had also requested that videography be used while preparing autopsy report and seizing incriminatory articles during personal search.