In a criminal revision petition titled Satyam Kumar Sah v. Narcotics Control Bureau, A single bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of Delhi HC has directed the Registry/Court Master to not to share the links for video conferencing with correspondents or any other person who is not connected with the case proceedings.
In addition to barring media from attending the proceedings, it has also ordered that the said links for video conferencing shall only be shared with advocates concerned, Investigating Officer, parties in person in case the petition is filed for quashing and to the persons specifically directed by this court to join the case proceedings.
The court has further directed that no advocate shall share the link with anyone else except the Senior Advocates or the advocates appearing on their behalf.
The court observed after dismissing the application moved by the Petitioner,
‘A very unpleasant situation came before this court during the hearing of present case, certain unidentified persons joined the proceedings through VC and could be heard talking continuously, thereby, creating hindrance in hearing the submissions of counsels and proper justice dispensation.’