Rohini Court Shootout: Security beefed up in district courts, Delhi Police tells HC

The Delhi Police on Monday told the Delhi High Court that 85 door frame metal detectors and 125 hand-held detectors have been installed and supplied to various district courts as part of measures to enhance security.

The court had taken suo motu cognizance of the Rohini court shootout last month. Gangster Jitendra Mann alias was murdered by two armed men posing as lawyers. gogi Inside a courtroom before being shot by police personnel.

Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma submitted before a division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh that security audit of district court complexes has been conducted and physical check points in every court have now been covered and secured.

The court was also told that 2,300 CCTV cameras have been installed in the courts and 800 more are needed. Other measures aimed at enhancing the security of the courts were also apprised.

The Saket Bar Association, in a report filed through advocate KC Mittal, said that there should be a separate entry into the courts for persons accused of heinous crimes, and the courts dealing with sensitive matters should be as close to lock-up as possible and special for them. Security forces should be deployed.

Earlier this month, the police told the court that the security of all district courts in the national capital was handled by a special unit of the Delhi Police in the wake of the encounter. It also suggested maximizing the use of technology in proceedings, up-gradation of security equipment and separation of civil and criminal courts to strengthen the security of courts.