The Delhi High Court held by the Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait has come up in a Criminal Revision Petition titled Satyam Kumar Shah vs. Narcotics Control Bureau, in which the court dismissed the application moved by the petitioner.
And the court further observed that ‘A very unpleasant situation came before this court during the hearing of the present case, certain unidentified persons joined the proceedings through VC and could be heard talking continuously, thereby, creating hindrance in hearing the submissions of counsels and proper justice dispensation’.
The Court latter has directed the registry /court master to not to share the links for video conferencing with correspondents or any other person who is not connected with the case concerned. The court also ordered the said links for Video Conferencing shall only be shared with Advocates concerned, investigating officer, parties in person in case the petition is filed for quashing, and to the persons specifically directed by this court to join the proceedings.
In addition to barring media from attending the proceedings, the court has further directed that no advocate shall share the link with anyone else except the Senior Advocates or the advocates appearing on their behalf.