Courts in Dhaka division granted bail to 148 people, while online hearings were conducted on 179 petitions
A total of 1,013 people were granted bail across Bangladesh on the third day of virtual court proceedings on Wednesday.
According to Supreme Court sources, a total of three petitions were put up including one new petition, and one was disposed off by the bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan.
A total of 170 cases were put up, including 20 new cases, while 10 were disposed off by the bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain.
Ten cases were put up while no case was disposed off at the bench of Justice JBM Hasan, and no cases were put up before the bench of Justice Khurshid Alam.
As many as 616 bail applications were filed with the subordinate courts in Dhaka division, while hearings on 179 cases were conducted online, with 148 people being granted bail and 22 pleas being rejected.
In Chittagong division, 753 bail petitions were filed while 248 people were granted bail and 67 bail petitions were rejected in the 267 virtual hearings.
In Rangpur division, 180 cases were filed while hearings on 125 cases were conducted online, with 89 people being granted bail and 54 having their petition rejected.
In Barisal division, 129 people were granted bail while hearings on 242 petitions were conducted online and 42 got rejected.
In Rajshahi division, 15 people were granted bail while hearings of 16 petitions were conducted and seven got rejected.
In Khulna division, 195 cases were filed while hearings on 157 cases were conducted virtually, with 178 people obtaining bail and 8 petitions being rejected.
In Sylhet division, 118 people obtained bail in 115 cases through virtual hearings, with 162 petitions filed with the virtual courts.
In Mymensingh division, 89 cases were filed with the virtual courts while 70 people were granted bail in 82 online hearings.
Earlier on Sunday, the chief justice issued directives and a user manual in line with the ordinance issued by President Md Abdul Hamid on Saturday, allowing regular court proceedings virtually during the period of the Covid-19 lockdown in Bangladesh.
As of Wednesday, Bangladesh has confirmed 17,822 coronavirus cases, with the death toll rising to 269 after 19 new fatalities were reported.
Till now the fast-spreading coronavirus has claimed more than 294,412 lives and infected more than 4,374,889 people globally, according to Worldometer.
As many as 1,622,069 people have recovered from Covid-19, which has spread to 216 countries and territories across the world.