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SC Issues Directions on Installation of CCTV Cameras in Police Stations, calls it “Utmost Important”

Lawstreet Journal 9 Mar 2021 12:43am

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In December 2020, the Supreme Court had issued strict directions for the installation of CCTV cameras in all police stations in a proper time bound manner. The same was reiterated by the court saying that all the states must comply with the directions.

The bench comprising Justices Hrishikesh Roy, RF Nariman, and BR Gavai observed, “We reiterate that these are the matters of utmost importance concerning the citizens of this country under Article 21of the Constitution of India.”

Amicus Curae, Senior Advocate Siddharth Dave had submitted a chart that contained the timeline by which the states sought in order to follow the orders of the court. The same was examined by the bench. 

The Bench was disappointed with the fact that no state had given a sure shot action plan pertaining to the judgement on installation of CCTVs, passed on December 2, 2019. It expressed, “Our orders should have been followed in letter and spirit.”

The states have been given a month by the bench in order to allocate funds for the matter followed by a time period of four months to finally install the cameras. Precisely, the states have five months to do as directed. States where the polls are pending, namely, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have been give more time. 

Owing to its vast territorial extent along with a huge number of police stations, the state of UP has been given the time frame of nine months (one month for budget allocation and remaining eight months for implementation) to follow… Continue Reading...

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