Video trials begin at district jail

Indore :  The jail administration on Thursday started the video conferencing facility, because of which judges can hold trials, where the accused will appear in front of the judges through video conferencing.

The facility would minimise the risk of escapes, which notorious criminals plant, while being taken from jail to the court premises.

Superintendent of District Jail Shaifali Tiwari said that they have also prepared a new room for the jail inmates in the Court.

“On the first day, we presented five inmates before the court through video conferencing. A trained jail guard Abhishek Tripathi conducted the conferencing,” she said.

The Jail Superintendent further said that they are training five more jail guards for the same. A deputy jailer will also be present with the inmates during the process.

The similar facility has also started in Central Jail. According to sources, the Jail Administration sent a proposal to the headquarters for starting this facility because they had to take notorious criminals to the court as a charge sheet against them has to be submitted after 45 days. The hearing of the jail inmates through video conferencing will be conducted in Court no. 21.

It is to be noted that many criminals have managed to flee from the court while they were taken for hearing. The accused of Gulshan Murder case– Ravi Gurjar and Happy Agrawal had fled from the court in 2013, one of the accused had also fled from the hearing after removing the handcuffs.

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