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Increase physical hearings: High Court to district courts

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 6

In an attempt to further streamline the process of case hearings, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed district and sessions judges in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to increase the categories of cases taken up for physical hearing.

The High Court made it clear the district courts, for the purpose, would have to take into consideration the prevailing local conditions, including Covid-19 spread. It would also be subject to consent by counsel appearing for all the parties to the litigation.

The court, at the same time, virtually ruled out its physical functioning for the time being, asserting Covid-19 cases — as per the medical advice — were likely to increase in the coming weeks and the situation could worsen.

High Court's Registrar Vigilance-cum-PRO Vikram Aggarwal said the HC administration, in regulating the functioning pattern of the courts, kept in view the MHA guidelines and also the inputs and advice of medical experts.

from The Tribune

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