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Bombay High Court directs state government to resolve contractual disputes within 15 days

Lawstreet Journal 8 Jul 2021 10:07pm

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The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has observed that the act of a maintenance agency stopping Police access to CCTV cameras that are installed in public places for monitoring criminal activities, interferes in performance of public duty. 

The Court therefore asked the State of Maharashtra and Larsen and Tourbo (maintenance agency in this case) to settle their contractual disputes amicably with regard to payment of dues for CCTV maintenance within 15 days and resume the monitoring set up.

The Division Bench comprising of Justices Anil S Kilor and Sunil B Shukre observed, “if the monitors and TV Screens are to go blank, police will not able to control and monitor the activities of the criminals and also be unable to ensure smooth carriage of vehicular traffic. It may also have cascading effect on the Society in general in the sense that slowly and gradually the members of the public would come to know of the loss of control over the activities of the criminals by police and a sense of fear will grip the whole society.”

It further added, “We are of the view that something must be done by all concerned authorities, including the parties to the contract, and that they must get together their hands and resolve the inter se dispute between them while ensuring at the same time that public interest and public safety are duly protected.”

The development was made after an urgent application was moved in the Suo moto PIL wherein the bench had… Continue Reading...

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