J&K Judicial Academy organises seminar on “Principles of Evidence with Special Reference to Use of ICT Techniques”
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Judicial Academy today organized a one-day seminar on “Principles of Evidence including Electronic, Forensic and Medico-Legal Evidence (Collection, Preservation & Production) with special reference to use of ICT Techniques during investigation and trials, Adopting Strategic Courses and Identifying Best Practices”.
The seminar was inaugurated by Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Judge High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Member, Governing Committee for J&K Judicial Academy.
The seminar was designed for Judicial Officers, PPs, Additional PPs, CPOs, POs, Police Officers, Investigating Officers, and Medical Officers.
Nisheeth Dixit, Advocate and Cyber Law Consultant, Delhi who has delivered several talks on the subject of Cyber Law in various prestigious institutions of India like National Police Academy, Hyderabad, CBI Academy, Ghaziabad, CDTI Jaipur, Ghaziabad, and Chandigarh, etc. was the resource person.
In his inaugural address, Justice Vinod Chatterji said that in today’s techno-savvy environment, the world is becoming more and more digitally sophisticated and so are the crimes. The Internet was initially developed as a research and information-sharing tool and in an unregulated manner. As time passed by, it became more transactional with e-business, e-commerce, e-governance, and e-procurement, etc. All legal issues related to internet crime are dealt with through cyber laws.
As the number of internet users is on the rise, the need for cyber laws and their application has also gathered great momentum, he asserted. He added that though a crime-free society is perfect and exists only in illusion, it should be a constant attempt of rules to keep the criminalities lowest. Especially in a society that is dependent more and more on technology, crime based on electronic law-breaking are bound to increase and lawmakers have to go the extra mile compared to the impostors, to keep them at bay.
Director J&K Judicial Academy, M.K. Sharma, in his welcome address, gave an overview of the programme. He said that Cyberlaw responds to the unique challenges of the internet and other digital technologies. These technologies have created new opportunities for criminals, cyber bullies, and others who would exploit the technology for their purposes. At the same time, they have also created new ways for people to share information and ideas and connect. He also stated that Cyber laws exist to protect people from online fraud. He further said that in order to sensitize the stakeholders in the administration of justice with regard to principles of evidence including electronic, forensic, and medico-legal evidence with special reference to the use of ICT techniques during investigation and trials, the J&K Judicial Academy has organized this one-day seminar.
The day-long seminar was divided into two technical sessions and an interactive session for feedback.
The first technical session focused on the principles of evidence, including electronic, forensic, and medico-legal evidence, and the use of ICT techniques during investigations and trials. The second technical session covered adopting strategic courses and identifying best practices for digital forensics.
The seminar concluded with an interactive session during which the participants deliberated and discussed various aspects of the subject topic and raised queries that were satisfactorily settled by the resource person.