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[BREAKING] Interim orders by Delhi High Court extended till August 31

During the course of the hearing, Chief Justice DN Patel today said that on the first day of the COVID-19 testing camp in the High Court, 4-5 Delhi High Court staff tested positive.

Aditi Singh

In continuation of its earlier orders, all interim orders passed by the Delhi High Court and its subordinate courts, which are subsisting as of today, stand extended till August 31, 2020. (Court on its own motion vs State : Re Extension of interim orders)

Extenstion is granted in criminal as well as civil cases.

It is clarified that this order of extension of bail/interim bail/parole shall be applicable to all undertrials/convicts, who are on bail/interim bail or parole as on date irrespective of the fact that they were released on bail/interim bail or parole before or after 16th March, 2020.
Delhi High Court

An order to this effect was passed today by a three-Judge Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh in view of the spread of COVID-19 contagion and the limited functioning of the courts.

DN Patel, Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh
DN Patel, Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh

During the course of the hearing, Chief Justice DN Patel today said that on the first day of the COVID-19 testing camp in the High Court, 4-5 Delhi High Court staff tested positive and all were asymptomatic.

On March 25, the High Court had passed an order extending the life of interim orders which were subsisting as on March 16 and were likely to expire or had already expired, till May 15, 2020.

Subsequently, as the limited functioning of the courts continued, the life of interim orders was given two extensions, the latest one expiring on July 15.

As per the latest order, the functioning of the High Court and its subordinate courts was suspended till July 15.

The matter would be heard next on August 24.

Read the order:

Court on its own motion vs State - interim order extension.pdf
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