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Alka Verma-

Published On: September 30, 2021 at 17:49 IST

On Thursday, the Delhi High Court took the Suo Motu Cognizance of the incident of firing in the Rohini Court of Delhi and also asked for the suggestions.

While issuing notice to the Centre, Delhi Government and Delhi Police among other stakeholders, the Delhi High Court asked for the suggestions regarding the security of the Court premises.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh stated, “We have taken Suo Motu Cognizance of the incident which took place in Rohini court. This court wants valuable suggestions from respondents for security at all court complexes in Delhi.”

The Court stated that there is a need of proper and effective number of Police personnel and also added that installations of CCTVs’ in the Court premises is the need of hour.

Adding to it, the Court stated that the entry place also a need a good security system and hence installing high-tech metal detectors and baggage scanners is required.

Also adding Bar Associations in Delhi including the Delhi High Court Bar Association as respondents, the Bench stated, “This is a grave matter and requires immediate attention.

An Application was filed on September 27 in which it was requested from the High Court to direct the Delhi Police to increase the security in the Lower Court premises.

The same Application also asked the Court to direct the Police to start the re-functioning of already installed security gadget such as X-Ray machines, close-circuit cameras and metal detectors.

The Application came in response of the shootout which happened in the premises of the Rohini Court which killed gangster Jitendra Gogi and his two assailants.

For now, the Delhi High Court has adjourned the matter and the next hearing is scheduled on October 5.

Also Read: Delhi HC: Notice for Safety & Security of Districts Courts in wake of Rohini Incident

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