CCTV footage not material object; accused entitled to digital copy

CCTV footage not material object; accused entitled to digital copy

 

Kerala HC has held that CCTV Footage of crime is not a ‘material object’ and therefore the accused is entitled to receive a copy of it as per Section 207 of Code of Criminal Procedure. Being in an adversial system, the accused is entitled to a copy of the records so that he can bring to the notice of the courts exculpatory material or such other aspects in his prosecution case, which may be to his advantage.

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