Delhi High Court to consider petition allowing video conferencing for advocates amid coronavirus outbreak
Delhi High Court said that it will consider a petition seeking direction to allow video conferencing for advocates in the wake of coronavirus spread to ensure the functioning of the court
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that it will consider a petition seeking direction to allow video conferencing for advocates in the wake of coronavirus spread to ensure the functioning of the court.
This comes a day after the Court directed restriction of the functioning of the court till 20 March and the bench will only take urgent matters, all pending matters listed from 17 to 20 March stand adjourned.
The HC said that the urgent matters, to be listed on the following day, shall be determined by the joint registrars.
The High Court also directed that no under-trial prisoner would be produced before the subordinate courts till 31 March and if the production of any such person is indispensable, the facility of video conferencing will be utilised.
The ministry said Maharashtra reported the highest number of daily cases at 31,643, followed by Punjab with 2,868 cases and Karnataka with 2,792 cases
The meeting took place as India recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise so far this year
The toll increased to 1,62,927 with 459 daily new fatalities, the highest in around 116 days, the health ministry's data updated at 8 am showed