The Supreme Court today reserved its order on the issue of installation of CCTVs in police stations across the country. Two years after the top court’s directive in this regard, a supreme court bench led Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman today heard the case regarding compliance of the verdict. Senior Advocate Siddhartha Dave, Amicus curiae made his submissions before the court. The bench asked: “We have to see that the CCTVs are functioning. Who do we fix the responsibility?” Dave told the court that the SHO of each station should be responsible for this. Attorney General KK Venugopal said: “In rural areas too, internet needs to be provided, as it’s needed for CCTV. State governments should ensure electricity and internet made available to these stations. Questionnaire also needs to be circulated to elicit all info needed for affidavits.” The court said: “We are on police atrocity. The oversight committee should be able to take a look at these footages and take immediate action… that is most important.” The bench asked senior advocate Dave to submit written note of suggestion by Friday.
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