Several interns accompany senior advocates to the Supreme Court and in the wake of the rising security threat, it has been decided to ban their entry into the court halls for a month.
Also read: Letter threatens to blow up Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has also decided not to issue passes to litigants for consultation with the advocates in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has decided to introduce a host of new measures to ensure that security in the court is up to the mark.
Litigants and interns barred
The Supreme Court has decided to introduce enhanced security measures following the number of threats that the judges have been receiving ever since the hanging of Yakub Memon.
Interns who would accompany senior advocates would not be permitted to enter into the court halls for a month until further measures are undertaken.
The Supreme Court has also decided that litigants would not be allowed to consult with the lawyers in the court premises.
Earlier litigants would be issued passes for consultation with the advocates. The Supreme Court intends to introduce a thorough screening process for both interns and litigants before the new norms could be relaxed.
Threat to blow up Supreme Court
Earlier this morning anti sabotage checks were carried out following an anonymous letter threatening to blow up the Supreme Court. A letter was received by the Supreme Court threatening to blow up the court. Security has been enhanced in the wake of this threat and anti sabotage checks were conducted in the Supreme Court.
Justice Dipak Misra who was one of the judges on the Bench which upheld the death sentence awarded to Yakub Memon had received a death threat letter two weeks back. This led to the Delhi police enhacing his security. The note stated, "no matter how much security you have, you will be eliminated."