Proceedings under SC/ST Act should be video recorded even if held in open court: Bombay High Court

Section 15A (10) of the SC/ST Act provides that all proceedings relating to offences under the Act shall be video recorded. The division bench today held that this was a mandatory provision and not merely directory.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday held that all proceedings under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) have to be video recorded even if they are held in open court [Dr Hema Ahuja v. State of Maharashtra & Anr].

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