New Delhi, Feb 13: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that intent of installing CCTVs in courtrooms is to ensure security and not to record its proceedings.
While hearing a plea seeking installation of CCTVs in courtrooms, the apex court expressed satisfaction over the Central government’s progress in installing CCTVs in courts.
The top court will now hear the matter on April 5.
A two-judge bench has also sought whether CCTVs can be installed in quasi-judicial and state tribunals.
Last year in November, the court had said that there is no need for privacy in courtrooms as nothing private happens.
It further stated that installation of CCTV cameras in the courts would be in larger public interest.
A, Pradyuman Bisht had filed a petition in the supreme court stating that installation of CCTVs in courtrooms would help bring transparency in the judiciary.