The drama which played out near the gates of Saket court for the second consecutive day on Wednesday prompted police to videograph the scenes. They will keep it as evidence of the happenings inside and outside the court complex.
At least 100 journalists,protesters and advocates were outside the courtroom barricaded with a rope. Also present on the spot was a videographer hired by the Delhi Police who was recording the happening on the court premises. This was being done on the order of the Joint Commissioner of Police (Southeast).
Only 14 reporters were allowed inside the court room
where the final arguments in the December 16 gangrape trial were taking place.
Nearly 100 reporters from the print and television media waited outside the court room. Adding to this crowd was a group of lawyers protesting against just one case being given all the importance. The Delhi Police videographer recorded all these scenes right up till the moment the victims parents came out of the court room,surrounded by mediapersons.
On Wednesday,some Delhi Police commandos were also posted on the third-floor where the trial was taking place. Outside, a group claimed that they would begin protesting if anything less than a death sentence was given to the four accused in the case.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Vivek Gogia said,This is a routine thing. We are not recording the court proceedings. This is a precautionary measure. If there is a breakdown of law and order,we will have a videographic evidence of what transpired. If anyone gets hurt,we will have evidence of how it happened.