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E-connecting courts and jails in Haryana
A rupee 10 crore video-conferencing system has been installed by the government of Haryana in all jails and courts to e-connect the state's legal institutions. The move will reduce down on the movement of prisoners for hearings.

Taking a big stride in the direction of modernisation, Haryana police will avail the facility of video-conferencing system to connect the state's prisons and courts in a big way. 

A Rs 10 crore video-conferencing system has been installed in all jails and courts of the state to reduce down on the movement of prisoners for hearings.

 “Right now we are not using this facility properly and the appearance of inmates before judicial magistrates and judges through video-conferencing is limited to only three-four inmates, per jail, daily,” a senior Haryana police official said. 

“We have received instructions from Punjab and Haryana High Court to use video-conferencing facility in a better way. This aims to cut down on the expenses borne by the state in transportation and security of inmates, who are brought to various courts across the state,” he added. 

The officials said that studios will be set up in all 18 jails of Haryana. 

“There is an immense load on the state's police; which is assigned the task to bring prisoners from jails to the concerned courts and then take all the prisoners back to jails. There are instances where inmates have escaped out of police custody. In case video-conferencing is adopted in a big way, the burden on the state police will definitely reduce,” he pointed out.

 

Source: iGovernment