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Supreme Court Seeks Status on Installation of CCTV Cameras in Police Station from the Chief Secretary of States and Union Territories [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 19 Sep 2020 2:16am

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On September 16, 2020, Supreme Court while hearing the SLP in the case of Paramveer Singh Saini v. Baljeet Singh and Ors, directed the Chief Secretary of each State and Union Territories for a report to find out the exact position of CCTV cameras in each Police Stations and also the constitution of Oversight Committee which is in accordance with the order passed by the Supreme Court in the case of Shafhi Mohammad v. State of Himachal Pradesh dated 03.04.2018.  

In Shafhi Mohammad v. State of Himachal Pradesh (2018) 5 SCC 311, the Supreme Court directed that in the first phase there should be the implementation of crime scene videography must be introduced by July 15, 2020, it should be according to the viability and priority determined by the department. The court also said that CCTV cameras should be installed in all police stations as well as prisons to keep a check on the human rights abuse by police officers. 

The Supreme Court directed the Registry to issue a notice to the Chief Secretary of all States and Union Territories and ask response in the following two points:- 

1. What exactly is the position of the CCTV camera fitted in each and every police station in the State and Union Territory? 

2. What is the position constitution of the oversight committee which is in accordance with our order dated April 3, 2018.

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