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Bar association demand installation of CCTV cameras in court premises

Udaipur : Following the broad day light attack on a woman advocate inside the court premises a day back, the representatives of the Udaipur  Bar Association met the Superintendent of Police on Thursday and demanded installation of close circuit cameras. In a meeting, the association condemned the attack and demanded that security arrangements on the court premises should be reviewed and beefed up to restrict movement of unauthorized persons.

Bar association udaipurOn Wednesday Preeti Mata, a research scholar in law was brutally stabbed by her estranged husband Jitendra while she was going to the washroom situated in a secluded place in the court premises. There had been a hearing at the family court over a case of alimony between the couple and the court had warned the husband to pay the dues at earliest or else he would be jailed.This had reportedly infuriated the accused who stabbed Preeti when he found a chance. Jitendra was arrested by the Bhupalpura police at the bus stand who was produced before the court on Thursday and sent to police custody. This had been fourth incident of physical attack inside the court premises and the bar members complained of lack of security measures here.

President of the association Pravin Paliwal said that a memorandum has been submitted to the SP Ajaypal Lamba  seeking installation of cameras on all gates and buildings at the earliest. The association has further demanded that the vehicle parking inside the premises be reserved for employees, lawyers and media persons. The bar has also taken steps towards  issuing  parking stickers to advocates to address this issue and ensure that no unauthorized person is allowed to bring inside any vehicle. Bar members also held that  improving the security measures at the court was the duty of the police. Bar members also demanded a chowky inside the premises for increased security.

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