The special CBI judge went to an adjoining court complex to conduct the cross-examination of the prosecution witness as, despite repeated reminders, the Uttar Pradesh administration has yet to install videoconferencing equipment in his court.
The High Court and lower Courts will work for the mandatory five hours from June 1. Currently, as per the timing the Courts were functioning only for four and a half hours. Vide this order, the Chief Justice has also synchronised both wings of the High Court- Jammu and Srinagar.
To ensure that there is no delay in concluding the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case, a special CBI court has given the liberty to the Central Bureau of Investigation to produce three witnesses in person for cross examination, as demanded by the counsels for the accused.
A special CBI court in Lucknow has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately provide video conferencing equipment and infrastructure to conduct day-to-day proceedings in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
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The letter underlines a “grey area in the law that is preventing the people of the country from seeking effective legal redress for enforcement of their rights”. It adds “this is owing to an archaic legal provision that has outlived its utility and has today become a handicap for hapless persons who are being made to suffer in silence”.
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The court had been frequently using Vidyo, a web application to hold videoconferencing for cases. However, after the lockdown, some cases came up which involved multiple lawyers.
The CBI today examined two IAS officers: Alok Kumar, the then Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) and Aparna U, the then Managing Director of UPPCL in connection with its ongoing probe into the the over Rs 2,268 crore Employee Provident Fund scandal.
Citing the interactions of party leaders through videoconferencing, Nadda advised the lawyers to adjust to the “new normal” and refrain from “fear psychosis” in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Citing financial hardships being faced by lawyers and their allied staff, the Bar Council has urged the High Court to reopen all courts in Punjab and Haryana including the High Court with “minimum footfall”.
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