‘Allow video-conference between lawyer, accused’

In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has directed legal services authorities and committees to extend video-conferencing in every criminal case whenever the accused is in jail. The court said both accused were represented by advocate Shikhil Suri in the Supreme Court. Mr. Suri, who was entrusted with the appeals by the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee, had written to the Bench, insisting that he talk to his clients in jail before presenting their cases in the Supreme Court, the last court of appeal. Mr. Suri wrote that the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee had made it mandatory that legal services advocates get in touch with their clients who were often too poor to afford a lawyer.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/allow-video-conference-between-lawyer-accused/article24699659.ece

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