Trying to give 30 min legal interviews twice a week for Pinjra Tod member

  • | Wednesday | 1st July, 2020

New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities have now informed the Delhi High Court that efforts will be made to arrange for two legal interviews of 30 minutes each via video conferencing twice a week for Pinjra Tod member Natasha Narwal, who is currently lodged in the prison, awaiting trial in several of the North-East Delhi riots cases. This comes after Narwal had moved a petition in the high court, saying that there was "large-scale violence" inside the jail on June 16 and that legal interviews with lawyers had been suspended. Narwal's lawyer, Advocate Adit S Pujari submitted that at the time of video conferencing, jail officials are also present besides the woman due to which she is unable to communicate with him properly. He said as per the jail manual, the jail officials can be within the sight but out of hearing. Meanwhile, Tihar jail authorities have said that video conference facilities for prisoners to speak with their lawyers will be made available to all prisoners.

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