Chief Justice J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal today inaugurated video conferencing facility at district court complex (DCC) here.
The Chief Justice inaugurated the facility in presence of advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar, chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh. On the occasion, judicial remand of three accused persons lodged in Srinagar Central Jail was extended through video conferencing, without physical presence of the accused before the magistrate.
The facility will be used in all courts across the state as video conference equipments have been provided to all court complexes and jails under e-Courts project. In this regard, the High Court has formulated guidelines to be adhered to by the magistrates/judges while dealing with the cases through video conferencing.
Earlier, the Chief Justice, in presence of principal district and sessions judge Srinagar Abdul Rashid Malik and other functionaries inaugurated witness assistance room in the district court complex Srinagar.