Implement audio/visual recording of witness statements, witness protection scheme: Madras HC

Meera Emmanuel November 30 2019

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the State to move towards implementing audio-visual recording of witness statements in criminal cases, particularly in in cases involving heinous offences. While certain difficulties were raised regarding the implementation of such measures, the High Court opined,

"Practical difficulties that are pointed out by the prosecution cannot be a ground to stop the implementation of these provisions. At some stage, the audio-video electronic means must be used widely during investigation and it has been effectively implemented in . . .

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