MP HC asks state govt to secure high court, benches
March, 31st 2012
Madhya Pradesh High Court today directed the state government to put in place adequate security at the high court and its benches at Indore and Gwalior. Acting on a petition, a division bench of Justice K K Lahoti and Justice T K Kaushal directed the government to prepare within one week an action-plan within on enhancing security of the high court. The petitioner advocate Pushpendrasingh Baghel said that in the absence of proper security, several incidents of crime had taken place on the court premises.
He also said that a meeting of the committee of Home Law and other concerned departments was already held in this regard, while another is due shortly. The first meeting took few decisions on enhancing the security of the courts. The petitioner also said that according to the Supreme Court guidelines it is the state government responsibility to ensure adequate security at the courts and court premises. The bench directed the government to prepare the action-plan first for the main High Court at Jabalpur and later of its benches. PTI COR MAS NP