CCTVs in court rooms will ensure security: SC

New Delhi [India], Feb 13 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that intent of installing CCTVs in courtrooms is to ensure security and not to record its proceedings. While hearing a plea seeking installation of CCTVs in courtrooms, the top court expressed satisfaction over the Centre's progress in installing CCTVs in courts. The apex court will now hear the matter on April 5. A two judge bench has also asked whether CCTVs can be installed in quasi-judicial and state tribunals. In November last year, the top court had said that there is no need for privacy in courtrooms as nothing private happens. It further stated that installation of CCTV cameras in the courts would be in larger public interest. A, Pradyuman Bisht had filed a petition in the apex court stating that installation of CCTVs in courtrooms would help bring transparency in judiciary.
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