New Delhi: Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia
on Wednesday reviewed security arrangements in the Supreme Court,
Delhi High Court and other subordinate courts in the capital
in the wake of the blast that left 11 dead and 64 injured.
Justice Kapadia, who visited the blast site outside the
High Court gate, briefly adjourned the proceedings in the
morning to take stock of the situation.
Later, after the hearing in the Novartis Vs Union of
India matter resumed, the Chief Justice elicited views of
Solicitor General Rohington Nariman and senior counsel
Abhishek Manu Singhvi on improving the security apparatus in
the apex court.
Rohington said that security ought to be strengthened and
suggested that biometric system of regulating the entry of
visitors and foolproof screening system should be installed to
prevent recurrence of such incidents.
Singhvi told the Chief Justice that security for the
Supreme Court and high court can be developed on the pattern
currently in vogue at Parliament. He pointed out that entry to
Parliament is regulated in such a manner that not only
individuals, but even the vehicles, their numbers and other
details are minutely recorded through CCTVs and other