The first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan directed Government Pleader S T S Moorthy to deposit the amount in the mediation and conciliation Center of the High Court for not filing the counter and granted him four weeks time to do it.

The PIL's by one Prakash Raj and another by A Narayanan, had referred to reports of alleged incidents, where those called for questioning to police stations on complaints are beaten, deprived of basic human rights and even sometimes die of torture. In all these incidents police take a defensive line to protect themselves, they had alleged.    

Submitting that installation of CCTV’s would prevent such untoward incidents and help senior police officers control subordinates, they had submitted that CCTV footage recordings have to be stored in District Headquarters for scrutiny and could be used by police to prove in court the exact situation in the police station on any alleged incident.

The bench had on October 28, 2014, directed the Government Pleader to file the counter within four weeks. When the matter came up on Tuesday the GP sought some more time to file counter, following which the court gave the above direction, granted him four weeks time and adjourned the matter to February 2, 2015.

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