SC directs all Legal Services Authorities to extend video conferencing facility for accused in jail to interact with lawyers

Murali Krishnan August 14 2018
habeas corpus

In a significant direction, the Supreme Court today ordered Legal Services Authorities of all States to extend video conferencing facility for accused lodged in jail in criminal cases to interact with their lawyers.

The order was passed by a Bench of Justices AM Sapre and UU Lalit in two murder cases.

The Court noted that advocate Shikhil Suri who appeared for the accused in both the cases had circulated letters seeking time from the court for conducting . . .

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