- Apprentice Lawyer
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)
Extension is granted in criminal as well as civil cases.
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.
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: