Bail Hearing Of Payal Tadvi Case Will Not Be Video Recorded After Authorities Fail To Make Arrangements

In a special court hearing for the bail pleas of the three accused in the case of Dr. Payal Tadvi, authorities said that the proceedings in the court will not be recorded in video.

Earlier, the court ordered a video recording of the bail proceedings under the SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.

But the prosecution was not able to make the arrangements for the video recording materials and asked for more time.

Abad Ponda, the Defence lawyer, said that video recording is only needed if it is the main trial.

Gunratan Sadavarte, who is appearing in court for the family of Dr. Payal Tadvi, said that the government and the police are not “serious” when it comes to providing justice to the ST and SC castes.

Judge P B Jadhav stated in his order that video recording was made mandatory 2 years ago.

He also directed the police to make arrangements for the video recordings, but the “police machinery has its own difficulties.”

He added, “Bail proceedings are required to be decided expeditiously. Therefore this court has no option but to proceed without video recording.”

The bail proceedings for the Payal Tadvi Case will be heard on June 21, 2019.

On May 22, 2019, 26-year-old Payal Tadvi, a second-year postgraduate medical student in the BYL Nair Hospital committed suicide insider her room.

The family members of Payal Tadvi said that Payal committed suicide after Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher, and Ankita Khandelwal abused her and ragged her in school premises.

Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher, and Ankita Khandelwal were arrested and were placed in Judicial Custody, the court will conclude tomorrow if the three will be granted bail or not.

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