CCTVs, X-ray scanners at Bombay HC soon
Bombay HC on Wednesday instructed the police to install as many close circuit TVs and X-ray baggage scanners.india Updated: Sep 13, 2006 20:56 IST
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday instructed the police to install as many close circuit TVs and X-ray baggage scanners as required in the court premises within two weeks.
The order, passed by division bench of Justices RM Lodha and SA Bobde, came in response to a PIL filed by Gurucharan Singh Chauhan, president of Security Association of India.
It had contended that security arrangements at the High Court were inadequate.
The court had earlier asked the police to give details of the security arrangements, which prompted police to increase the staff manning all entrances to the court.
Petitioner's lawyer advocate Shakuntala Joshi had proposed that there should be entry passes on the lines of Supreme Court.
The court has not accepted the proposal as yet, but on Wednesday it instructed the petitioner, along with state bar council and Advocates Association of Western India, to come up with suggestions on security measures that could be adopted.
The court also directed the High Court Registrar to take stock of security arrangements at Nagpur, Goa and Aurangabad benches of the High Court and submit a report.