Petition in Delhi High Court seeks more security in district courts

Petition in Delhi High Court seeks more security in district courts

The Delhi High Court on Monday said it would hear on September 29 a plea seeking enhanced security in district courts in the national capital, which recently witnessed a courtroom shootout that killed three persons. - File photo

New Delhi, September 27

The Delhi High Court on Monday said it would hear on September 29 a plea seeking enhanced security in district courts in the national capital, which recently witnessed a courtroom shootout that killed three persons.

Lawyer Richa Singh informed a Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh that she had moved an application for early hearing in the petition pending since 2019, seeking better safety and security at the courts where incidents of crime had taken place.

The application specifically mentions the Rohini Court complex incident in which a gangster and two others were killed in a courtroom shootout last week. — PTI

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A Delhi-based lawyer on Monday moved the Supreme Court for directions to trial courts not to seek physical presence of undertrials as a matter of routine. In his petition, advocate Rishi Malhotra contended that the presence of undertrials in courts not only endangered the safety of public and judicial officers but also provided an opportunity to hardcore criminals s to escape from custody. TNS

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