Supreme Court to implement system for safe digital transmission of bail orders

It asked states to respond on availability of Internet connection in jails

Supreme Court to implement system for safe digital transmission of bail orders

New Delhi, July 16

The Supreme Court will implement a system for safe digital transmission of its bail orders to jails across the country as despite the grant of such relief, authorities wait for authentic orders to release prisoners.

A Bench, headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, today directed the secretary general of the apex court to submit a proposal on the scheme which can be followed and said this may be implemented in a month. It asked the states to respond on availability of Internet connection in jails across nation as without this facility transmission of such orders to prisons will not be possible. It also appointed senior advocate Dushyant Dave as an amicus curiae for assisting it implementing the scheme.

The top court on July 13 had taken suo motu cognisance of delay on the part of Uttar Pradesh authorities in releasing 13 prisoners who were granted bail by it on July 8. The convicts, who were juveniles at the time of offence, have been lodged in Agra Central jail for periods ranging from around 14 to 22 years in a murder case. —TNS

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