Special Remand Court, Bengaluru
Special Remand Court, Bengaluru

Karnataka HC sets up Special Remand Court for physical production of accused to ensure safety of Judges, other stakeholders amid COVID-19

The special remand Court has been set up at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Vasanth Nagar, which is over a kilometre away from the Karnataka High Court.

In order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spread for Trial Court Judges, the Karnataka High Court has set up a specially designed remand court with transparent partitions, where arrested persons or undertrial prisoners can be produced physically.

The special remand court has been set up at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Vasanth Nagar, which is over a kilometre away from the Karnataka High Court.

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"In continuation of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the High Court of Karnataka from time to time in order to prevent spread of pandemic COVID-19 in the Court premises on account of physical production of arrested person/s - Under Trial Prisoner/s for the purpose of Remand / considering the bail a dedicated specially designed Remand Court having transparent partitions is established and started functioning at Gurunanak Bhavan, Vasanthnagar, Bengaluru."

reads a press release issued by the High Court.

Special Remand Court, Bengaluru
Special Remand Court, Bengaluru

The press note further informs that after undertrial Prisoners are physically produced in the court for the hearing, the respective Magistrates can sit in the dedicated remand court and take the physical production there itself. Various safety measures have been put in place to minimise the COVID-19 risk to the judges and other stakeholders.

"Under Trial Prisoner/s is/are required to be produced in Court physically for hearing, designated Chief Metropolitan Magistrate/ Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate/ Metropolitan Magistrate will hold sitting in the Dedicated Remand Court itself and take the physical production. All safety measures for the physical production of arrested person/s- Under Trial Prisoner/s is taken care of. This will facilitate safe production of arrested person/s - Under Trial Prisoner/s in compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Government Authorities", reads the release.

Special Remand Court, Bengaluru
Special Remand Court, Bengaluru

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