Odisha Vigilance Opens ‘Court Remote Point’ For Witnesses In Cuttack

Cuttack: In order to facilitate testimony of witnesses through video-conferencing, Odisha Vigilance has set up a a Court Remote Point in Cuttack.

Inaugurating the Court Remote Point on the premises of the Vigilance Directorate in the city on Saturday, Odisha Vigilance Director YK Jethwa said the facility would provide assistance in deposition of witnesses through video conferencing.

“The Court Remote Point will not only make the trial process faster and easier in Vigilance cases but also save time, energy, and cost of travel for Vigilance officers and witnesses,” he said.

Recently, the Orissa High Court extended its approval to set up Remote Points at the Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack and other vigilance offices in the state. Based on this, Court Remote Points are being made operational at Division and Unit offices of the State Vigilance located in all district headquarters for the testimony of witnesses through video-conferencing.

Each Remote Point has been provided with necessary digital infrastructure including desktop PCs, web cameras, scanners, printers, uninterrupted power supply and dedicated high-speed internet connectivity to enable seamless conduct of trial through VC mode.

With such addition, witnesses will now be able to attend trial in any of the courts across the state through VC mode from their nearest district headquarter Remote Point installed at Vigilance offices, without having to travel long distance for in-person attendance.

Among others, senior officers including Asheet Kumar Panigrahi, ADGP, Vigilance; SK Kaushal, IGP, Vigilance; Prakash R, DIGP, Vigilance; L Divya V, SP, CTC Division; M Radhakrishna, SP, Vigilance Cell and T Swain, AIG, Vigilance, were present at the inaugural function.

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