NEW DELHI: Police in six states will begin videography of crime scenes so that evidence can be recorded and preserved digitally. The pilot project will begin in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chandigarh.
Videography of the crime scenes will make the investigation process sharper and faster and will have an impact on criminal trials wherein most of the evidence is submitted electronically, such as phone call details, CCTV footage and video recordings.
The move by the states comes months after the apex court directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to start the process so that evidence can be preserved securely until the legal process in the case ends.
It was also directed that digital photographs and videos should be recorded without delay and shared across police stations on a real-time basis. The court also stressed that recording of crime scenes with high-resolution images will aid forensic analysis.
“New techniques and devices have evidentiary advantages, subject to the safeguards to be adopted. Such techniques and devices are the order of the day. Technology is a great tool in investigation. By the videography, crucial evidence can be captured and presented in a credible manner,” the court had said in April.