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Munmun Kaur –

Published On: December 10, 2021 at 19:10 IST

The Delhi High Court on Friday passed an order directing the Delhi Police Commissioner to undertake periodical reviews of security arrangements in the Delhi Courts based on security audits from an expert team. It will involve matters like a requisite number of personnel to be deployed and installation of security gadgets, etc. This comes a day after the low-intensity blast at Rohini Court.

Earlier, on September 30, the Court had initiated a ‘suo moto’ petition concerning security at Courts in the national capital acknowledging the September 24 shootout at Rohini Court that led to the death of Jailed gangster Jitendra Gogi and his two assailants posing as Lawyers.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh in its order further directed the best technology for metal detection and baggage scanning to be used. Also, no baggage without being scanned to be allowed in the Court. In addition to this, frisking is to be carried out at two checkpoints- entry gates of the court complexes and the entry points to the buildings housing the courtrooms with lady personnel deployed for the frisking of women.

A direction was also given to the Bar Council of Delhi and the city bar associations to issue non-transferable ID Cards with QR Code or smart chip to all member advocates for securing their entry inside court complexes.

Further, all vehicles entering the Court to be scrupulously checked and only authorized vehicles with stickers to be allowed entry. The Court added, “Installation of automated gates, like the ones installed at Metro stations, be considered to tackle the huge footfall in the courts. Advocates shall render complete cooperation with the security personnel at the time of checking, frisking and baggage scanning,”

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