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Video Link between courts and Jails; HC organizes training program for Judicial Officers

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Srinagar , 25 Nov 2018

J&K High Court is soon going to introduce video conferencing under e-governance program to connect Courts with Jails for criminal proceedings  especially judicial remands.With an aim to sensitize different stakeholders on the subject, State Judicial Academy organised a day-long training  program at District Court Complex Srinagar in which Judicial Officers of District Srinagar, Jail Authorities of Central Jail Srinagar, District Jails of  Baramulla, Kapwara and Anantnag, Chief Prosecuting Officer Srinagar and the members of Juvenile Justice Board Srinagar participated.District &  Sessions Judge, Parvaiz Hussain Kachroo, CPC, e-Courts Project Malik Shabir Ahmad and Munsiff Umesh Sharma associated to e-courts project were  the resource persons on the occasion.During the training program the participants were made aware about the amendments made in the Code of  Criminal Procedure for enabling use of Video Conference between the Court & Jails in Criminal Proceedings.The participants were also informed about  the hardware requirements and the procedural safeguards to be observed while holding such Video Conferences.A practical Session was also  conducted wherein Video Conference link was established first between the Conference Hall & Central Jail Srinagar and then between the Conference  Hall & Kotbalwal Jail Jammu. A dummy session of Judicial Remand was also conducted during the practical session.The participants actively  participated in different sessions and interacted with the resource persons on different issues relating to the subject.Earlier Principal District & Session  Judge Srinagar, Abdul Rashid Malik made the introductory comments and stressed upon the Judicial Officers to make maximum use of ICT in the  Justice Delivery System.He said the video conference equipments have already been provided to all the Court and Jails of the State and the program  is being implemented under the guidance and directions of Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal, and Justice Rajesh Bindal Chairperson  Computer & e-Courts (e-Governance) Committee.


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