Password leak disturbs Andhra Pradesh HC virtual hearing in SEC case; HC to hold open-court hearing following social distancing norms

"... about 67 persons have joined the video conference, by sharing the screen, due to which there was congestion and severe disturbance has been caused to the hearing by them", the Court observed.
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The intrusion of outsiders during a video conference hearing recently led the Andhra Pradesh High Court to decide that the rest of the hearing in the case before it would be conducted in open court, following social distancing norms amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The case in question concerns a challenge to a recent State Ordinance that cut short the tenure of State Election Commissioner, Nimmagdda Ramesh Kumar

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