Mangalore, Feb 7: For the first time in the state, identification parade of the accused of Deralakatte forced sex case was held through the video conferencing technology on February 6, Thursday.
Reportedly, as per the court orders, District jail officer Ramesh P S with the help of National Informatics Centre (NIC) made necessary arrangements in New Delhi made an arrangement of identification parade at jail premises with the use of video conferencing technology for the first time in the state, in the presence of tahsildar.
It is learnt that the gang of 8 had of Medical College in Deralakatte in December 2013. The accused had even forced the kidnapped students to have sex and blackmailed them after recording a video of their position and were later arrested by the police in a day.
The girl victim who had left the city soon after the incident, made an appeal to the court to allow video conference to identify the accused, whereas male victim attended the identification parade in the jail personally.
Although police arrested eight accused in the case, police produced 64 persons during the video conference and the procedure went for two hours.