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First ever (?) high court to video record proceedings between Deepak Khosla, Khaitan & Co tomorrow

The hearing between advocate Deepak Khosla and Khaitan & Co in Kolkata on Thursday (18 June) will be video recorded.

It was “not the first time” that an Indian court would record proceedings but it was “the first in a high court”, claimed Khosla, who has been fighting to allow recording in court rooms for years now, often to the ire of judges, as reported in an in-depth feature on Legally India on 27 February.

The registrar of the original side of the Calcutta high court, confirmed in a letter dated 15 June “that arrangement for video recording of Court Proceedings is complete”, after Khosla had requested recording to take place in his hearing opposite Khaitan & Co.

Khosla had written to the registrar in a letter on 14 May, citing a direction of Justice Anirudha Bose that the registrar arrange for the recording of future proceedings in the case between Khosla and Khaitan:

Excerpt of Khosla letter dated 14 May 2015
Excerpt of Khosla letter dated 14 May 2015

In February of this year Khosla had filed a writ in the Calcutta high court to disbar Khaitan  & Co for illegally using the suffix “& Co” in its name in contravention of local bar rules.

Khosla is acting for the Hungerford Investment Trust, which is in a dispute with Turner Morrison, which Khaitan has represented since 2005.

Khaitan Kolkata did not respond to an email seeking comment.

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Correspondence With Registrar for Video Recording of Court Proceedings (PDF)
Correspondence With Registrar for Video Recording of Court Proceedings (Text)

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