“It is not sufficient to just install video conference facilities but it has to be maintained also. If the installed VCs are not working due to lack of maintenance, what is the point in having the facility?” Justice Savant asked.
The court pointed out that out of 583 VCs installed till now only 63 are functional. “Give us a map or a chart which the state government would follow in the matter,” the court said.
“The government will have to complete the process within the given time frame. So many undertrials are languishing in jails because they are not produced in the court for their case hearings due to lack of escort security guards,” Justice Jadhav said.
The bench has directed the inspector general of prisons or his sub-ordinate to file an affidavit within two weeks.
Source – PTI