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[COVID-19] Functioning of Calcutta HC suspended for most of next week, urgent cases to be listed on request of party's Advocate-on-Record

The Calcutta High Court has notified the suspension of work at the Court in light of the spread of COVID-19 in the State, with urgent cases taken-up upon a request by a party's Advocate-on-Record to the Registry.

Lydia Suzanne Thomas

The Chief Justice of the High Court of Calcutta has notified the suspension of judicial and administrative work at the Court in light of the spread of COVID-19 in the State of West Bengal.

The Notification announces the suspension of all work, judicial and non-judicial, from Monday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 22, as well as Friday, July 24.

Certain Courts, as determined by the Chief Justice, will be functioning on Thursday, July 23.

Urgent matters may be moved upon a written request to that effect moved by the concerned party's Advocate-on-Record, addressed to the Registrar-General. The Chief Justice may list the matter for hearing should he deem the matter "urgent" and requiring immediate deliberation.

Such a hearing would take place from the residence of the Judge(s) who are assigned with the matter, the Notification states further.

The Notification has been issued in continuance of the Court's earlier notification, dated July 13, 2020.

Read the Notification here:

Calcutta HC Notification dated July 18, 2020.pdf
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