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Delhi HC Directs Jail Superintendent To Provide Necessary Gadgets To A Prisoner Who Wishes To Appear For Online B.A. Exams [Read Order]

Karan Tripathi
6 July 2020 1:45 PM GMT
Delhi HC Directs Jail Superintendent To Provide Necessary Gadgets To A Prisoner Who Wishes To Appear For Online B.A. Exams [Read Order]
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Delhi High Court has directed the concerned Jail Superintendent to provide necessary gadgets and an instructor to operate the computer, if required, to a prisoner who wishes to appear for the mock as well as main B.A examination. 
The Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait directed for the necessary arrangements to be made in the prison itself instead of granting interim bail to the Petitioner. 
The order has come in a petition filed under section 439 of the Criminal Procedure Code seeking interim bail of 45 days for taking the main examination for B.A. programme which is scheduled to be conducted on July 10 through online mode. 
The Petitioner submitted that the mock tests for the said examination already started on July 04, and he wants to appear for the remaining two mock tests as the same are based on procedural steps required for the main examination which will be conducted later. 
At the outset, the court noted that the Petitioner has already been issued the admit card for the Open Book Examination for B.A. III Year programme, which will be conducted on July 10. 
The court further noted that the Petitioner has been trying to pass the exams for B.A. III year for the past five years. In fact, the Petitioner had moved a similar application last year seeking interim bail to prepare for the exams, which was rejected, and the Petitioner was asked to take the exam while being in custody. 
In light of these facts, the court directed the concerned Jail Superintendent to ensure that the Petitioner is provided with necessary gadgets and assistance to appear for both the mock tests as well as the main examination. 
The Petitioner in this case was represented by Mr Dhruv Dwivedi. 
Case Title: Ranjit Singh v. State of Delhi
[Read Order]


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