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Put Prisons Under CCTV Surveillance: SC to Government

Published: 25th July 2015 04:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2015 04:20 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:In a landmark verdict to ensure the protection of human rights of prisoners, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre and all the state governments to ensure CCTV   surveillance of all jails within a year.

The court also directed the Centre and the states to consider the possibility of mounting CCTV cameras in all the lock-ups and police stations  to ensure that persons are not subjected to torture.   A Bench headed by Justice T S Thakur also directed the states, which have not set up Human Rights Commission to form the panel and fill up the vacancies on the panel within three months. 

The court expressed concern over the fact that many states and UTs like Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, have so far not set up the Human Rights Commission.

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