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SC asks lawyers to assist Delhi HC in using live transcription for evidence recording

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday asked lawyers to assist the Delhi adopt "Live Transcription" for expediting the recording of evidence, especially in commercial matters.

A comprising and Justices S K Kaul and K M Jopseph, which had taken congizance on its own the delay in disposal of civil cases in Delhi High Court, was informed that fresh rules for civil cases have been approved and would come in force from November 1.

Harish Salve, who is assisting the court as amicus curiae, said the new measures can be allowed to operate for three months to ascertain the efficacy and then corrective measures, if needed, can be taken.

"We accept the suggestion of the amicus curiae and fix the matter in the second week of January, 2019 for further consideration," the said.

Salve submitted that to expedite recording of evidence, particularly, in commercial matters, the system referred to as "Live Transcription" may be experimented and the effectiveness may be assessed later and if it was found effective, then it can be implemented.

The court also said that the live demonstration of recording of evidence under the new technology be presented before the Attorney General, who, in turn, will offer his suggestions to the court.

"We also request all concerned to make available the details of the including its actual working, as recorded in a pen drive, to be filed before the Registry well in time to be laid before the Members of the Bench," the said and fixed the plea for hearing in the second week of January, 2019.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:45 IST