SC moved for foolproof security for court premises

An advocate approached SC seeking a direction to the Centre and all state governments to provide "foolproof" security at all court premises.

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2011, 22:24 PM IST

New Delhi: In the light of the bomb explosion
at the Delhi High Court, an advocate on Thursday approached the
Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre and all state
governments to provide "foolproof" security at all court
premises.

Advocate Ajay Agrawal, an eyewitness to yesterday`s
blast, pleaded CCTV cameras and other necessary gadgets need
to be installed in and around court premises as the
judicial institutions are being increasingly targeted by
terrorists and anti-social elements.

"Direct the respondents (governments)to immediately take
steps to ensure appropriate security installation of CCTV
camera and other necessary gadgets in all the courts," he
said in his petition.

He also said CCTV camera was not installed in the High
Court despite several recommendations and that the erring
officers must be punished for their "negligence".

"Direct the Centre and Delhi government to take
appropriate action against the erring and negligent officers
for not installing the CCTV camera for the last three years
despite there being strong recommendation to do so and even
after the May 25, 2011, blast in the Court," the petition
said.

He said courts in other states have also been targeted
and there is a need to direct all state governments to provide
"foolproof" security.

PTI