In a first of its kind in Chhattisgarh, the Bilaspur Civil Lines police on Friday produced 10 people who violated social distancing rules before a court through video-conferencing, leading to their remand.
Civil Lines police Station House Officer Parivesh Tiwari said: “Within an hour, 10 accused including a woman were produced before the court against nine registered cases at the police station through online procedure.
"The court heard the cases one by one. All the accused have been booked under Section 144 and for violation of social distancing. The court granted the remand against all the accused.”
SHO Tiwari said the accused are Kamal Kapoor Banjare, Sarika Kamal Banjare, Laxman Soni, Ved Prakash Sahu, Abhishek Dubey, Atul Dongre, Sheikh Azharuddin, Mukim Khan, Sajjad Khan and Rizwan Ali. All the accused reside within the Civil Lines police station limits.
“Prior permission was taken from the court for producing them through video-conferencing. On Thursday night, the Bilaspur Superintendent of Police passed the order to produce the accused before the court,” he said.
Tiwari said: “The police station has become the first in the state to produce accused before the court for remand through video-conference. With a spike in positive cases of coronavirus across the state, this technical system was adopted."