CCTV and identity cards for litigants at family court soon

Mubarak Ansari
Saturday, 21 April 2018

Advocate Ganesh Kawde, said, “Funds have been allocated for the CCTVs on the premises, while identity cards for litigants have been mooted again, as it used to be earlier. This will keep a check on people entering the court premises."

PUNE: The Family Court premises will soon have restricted entry for litigants and CCTV surveillance on the premises for security purposes. The court is located opposite the Gate no. 4  of the district court premises in Shivajinagar. 

A few days ago, a lawyer was assaulted on the family court premises. The President of the Family Court Bar Association, Advocate Ganesh Kawde, said, “Funds have been allocated for the CCTVs on the premises, while identity cards for litigants have been mooted again, as it used to be earlier. This will keep a check on people entering the court premises. There have been attacks on lawyers in the past and we don’t know why the attackers had come here. The identity card will keep a check on such persons. Everyday over 1,000 persons come to the court. We hope to restrict it by allowing only the litigants and maximum another person with him or her.”

On Wednesday, Advocate Sandeep Mahale was assaulted in the family court premises around 1.30 pm. He was rescued by other lawyers. Later he lodged an FIR against Sandip Omprakash Yadav (24) of Thane, for offence under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Around 28 years after it started to function in Pune, the family court finally got its own building at the present location in Shivajinagar in August 2017. Earlier it operated from a rented premises near Alka Talkies Chowk. 

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