Sikkim first state in India to have video conferencing between Jails and Courts

Guwahati, September 21: In another such achievement of the northeastern state, Sikkim has become the first state in India to have video conferencing facility between Jails and Courts. The video conferencing facility was inaugurated in a function organised in the auditorium of the High Court of Sikkim.

Image: Rongyek Jail, Sikkim

Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling and Justice Satish K Agnihotri, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim were present in the inauguration function. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India and also Judge in-charge of the  e-Committee, Supreme Court of India inaugurated the Video Conferencing facility between courts and jails of Sikkim from New Delhi.

CM Chamling expressed his happiness to be part of such a momentous occasion and also thanked Justice Lokur for inaugurating the video conferencing facility in Sikkim. He also informed that the has made considerable progress in the field of e-Governance in the recent days. It must be noted that the video conferencing is a part of the module, in phase II, of the e-courts mission mode project prepared by the e-Committee, Supreme Court of India. The utility of video conferencing will not only be for routine remand of under trial prisoners by the Magistrates but also for recording of evidence in cases where the witness are vulnerable, or the victim needs protection.

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