Right to Privacy cannot be superseded by suspicion of police: Madras High Court on installation of CCTV in clubs

Suspicion of illegal gaming activities, howsoever strong, cannot justify the violation of the right to privacy of people who visit club/recreation centres, the Court held.
CCTV, Surveillance
CCTV, Surveillance

The Madras High Court recently rejected a request by the police to install CCTV cameras inside all areas of two clubs/recreation centres with a view to keeping a tab on gambling and other illegal activities [MM Nagar Sports & Recreation Centre and Another v. The Superintendent of Police, Kancheepuram District and Ors].

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